Two For Tuesday: Akrapovic Brings Its Power to Harley-Davidson
October 11, 2011 | By: Patrick Garvin
It’s not often in the motorcycle world that something truly new comes along. But in the case of longtime performance exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic, something new has come along and it’s moving pretty fast.
For years, Akrapovic has set the standard as the best of the best when it comes to performance sport bike exhaust systems, a factoid that is reinforced by the many factory superbike teams that install them on their bikes at the highest levels of racing.
And now, Akrapovic has made the decision to cross over a bit, releasing a new line of exhaust equipment for late-model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. They brought with them an innate ability for making big horsepower and a style that isn’t often seen in the V-Twin world.
Akrapovic offers two into ones, slip-ons and straight pipes for Harleys in a style that was brought over from the inline performance world. Again, you haven’t seen it in the HD exhaust world until now.
And if you’re concerned that these new pipes are just beauty queens with no muscle, fear not. You’d be hard pressed to find better performing pipes on the market today. The race-bred pedigree of the Akrapovic pipes makes itself very apparent in snappy throttle response and arm-stretching power that you can feel in the seat of your pants. If you’re in the market for a new set of pipes, you owe it to yourself to take a hard look at these bad boys.
If you don’t, the next time you see a set of these pipes, they might be on that bike that just passed you by.