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Old 17-Feb-2009, 10:18 PM
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Red face help! Akropovic or Leo Vinci??1

Sorry i know its been discussed but further advise would be helpfull, from all parties.

iam torn between the Akropovic cans (slip ons as cant afford the full system and the setting up involved..thanks "iang") at 900 and the look i want, with the bonus of more noise (over standard) and with no setting up as the bike is quick enough.

or Leo Vinci full system (1400) as its a good deal really?


for me the Akros are better looking cans but what i just cant understand is why a distributer says that there is no CAT convertor option for the model i like (full carbon set not road legal with removal bafffle) ? thought the cat wouldnt be involved at all with end cans as there is no apparent pickups for it?

for example

http://www.calsport.co.uk/DUCATI/310...usts/Akrapovic


but wait for it

akropovic web seem to say that your ok on page 2

http://www.akrapovic.com/typo3conf/e...b5747783ed.pdf


feeling dizzy now .....any ideas??
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Old 18-Feb-2009, 10:29 PM
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get some termis you cant go wrong
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Old 18-Feb-2009, 11:50 PM
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get some termis you can go wrong

Get Zard!
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Old 18-Feb-2009, 11:55 PM
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Zard, Termi's and the like are all excellent. IMHO Akra's rock. I have used both Akra and Termi products, however I have found Akra's to be lighter and slightly better build quality.

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Old 19-Feb-2009, 01:20 PM
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Having had both and seen all the others I would rate the Akras way above any other brand. The fit and finish is second to none but the price is way more than any others.

The Termis do 'suit' the 1098 well and they have a raw bark to them. Ducati and Termi go together naturally but if the cost is not considered then go for Akra but buy the full system.

There are no cats in the pipework and they are only present in the original silencers. NO aftermarket exhaust have cats fitted to them apart from maybe the titanium version of the Termis.

Leo Vinci are good quality but to me the pipework looked very thin and I personally was not keen on the shape of the carbon heatshield. Zards are quite unusual and they also appear to be decent quality.

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Old 19-Feb-2009, 01:43 PM
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it would be Akros for me, had full systems on several of my race bikes, currentlt have a couple of cans for the R6 one with and one without dB killer, and the ones on Dallas's 1098 look awesome, then again it is the full system
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Old 19-Feb-2009, 09:00 PM
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bugger forgot about the zards and they also look fantastic. Oh well too late made the commitment..'ish on the Akro's now. 10 days to go before pickup of the bike with the cans fitted. looking forward to it. then home to fit everything else. :-)

Thanks for all your help. Shame i just cant afford the 2500 plus pc V in the same hit with the 15k bike.. trying to get everything before the euro/ pound price hike.
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further update..... akropovic dont list 1198 so going to have to wait :-(
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Old 21-Feb-2009, 10:30 AM
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The 1198 uses the same exhaust sytem as the 1098R, the exhaust gaskets are the same part number so if you bought a 1098R specific exhaust it will fit.

The new Arata apparently gives out the best HP figures of any other exhaust. It has a weird 'balance' pipe that increases response and power, quality is fantastic but wether it looks as good as some of the others is debateable.
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Old 23-Feb-2009, 01:38 PM
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ooh, thanks ian
got an e-mail back from Akropovic. they wont be releasing anything till April for 1198 :-( guess going to have to wait or try my luck
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