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Thrilled fans at BMW Motorrad Days

Another fabulous edition of BMW Motorrad Days took place on July in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Bike enthusiasts from all over flocked to Germany to see the latest BMW products and get an autograph from their racing idols. This was the ninth consecutive appearance for Akrapovič, and probably the hottest one, with temperatures spiking above 40 °C.

Akrapovič booth hosted the very enthusiastic Guy Martin, famous WorldSBK rider Ayrton Badovini and four-time stunt riding world champion Chris Pfeiffer. The Geen of Speed, Valerie Thompson also took part in an absorbing Q&A session. The adventure lecture held by world-famous traveler Željan Rakela also attracted a lot of attention.  Of all the Akrapovič products displayed, the BMW S 1000 RR from the Isle of Man took the spotlight. The latest exhaust system and the optional titanium header for the BMW S 1000 XR were quite popular too, due to its instantly recognizable roar that turned many heads.

Akrapovič Launches New Exhaust for BMW That Is at Home on Every Road

The BMW S 1000 XR is a motorcycle that has the performance of a sports machine and the versatility of an adventure bike, and Akrapovič has created a newly designed exhaust muffler perfectly shaped to fit seamlessly with the bike’s lines. As a motorcycle that crosses the borders between different categories, Akrapovič drew on its experience to create an exhaust that will boost the performance of the engine and add to the overall experience of a bike that is at home on every road.

The result is a beautifully crafted, eye-catching system with performance as good as its looks. The outer sleeve is made of black-coated high-grade titanium, which is complemented by a heat-resistant carbon-fibre heat-shield and end cap, all developed from Akrapovič’s involvement with race-proven technology. Finished with an embossed side shape and an engraved Akrapovič logo, this is certainly an exhaust that will stand out.

The EC type-approved Slip-On Line exhaust system for the BMW S 1000 XR will alter the nature of the bike by adding more power, reducing weight, delivering improved throttle performance, and giving the machine the unmistakable Akrapovič sound. To further enhance the performance of the S 1000 XR, optional headers are available to take the exhaust tuning process to the next level. Constructed from the finest titanium or top-quality stainless steel, the headers offer an upgrade to a full system when used with the Akrapovič Slip-On exhaust. These beautifully styled and finished additions will increase power and torque levels right across the rev range, along with reducing weight by more than 7 kg (58 %) when the titanium headers and Slip-On Line are combined, improving handling and manoeuvrability, plus taking that Akrapovič sound to even greater levels.


BMW S 1000 XR

Photos: Akrapovič