Akrapovic is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Ducati Performance that will see the Slovenian company designing and producing exclusive exhaust systems for this famous Italian make.
The relationship with the retail arm of Ducati has been a direct development of the growing association between Akrapovic and the Italian company’s racing department, which has seen the iconic red Corse machines using Akrapovic exhausts in the high-octane MotoGP arena this season.
The first product that will be available is the stunning Evolution Line titanium exhaust system for the 2015 Ducati Panigale. Developed exclusively with input from Ducati Performance, this lightweight system will be available with mapping software starting in February 2015.
The Evolution Line is the flagship of Akrapovic exhaust systems and provides significant weight savings over the original system (the Evolution Line comes in at just 6.5 kg), as well as increased power and torque figures, all allied with the famous Akrapovic sound. Designed for racing use only, this latest version of the Evolution Line system is a direct descendent of the prestigious Red Dot–winning system that Akrapovic produced for the 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale.
Designed, developed, tested, and produced exclusively at Akrapovic’s state-of-the-art premises in Slovenia, this beautifully crafted system is created using hi-tech methods, from the company’s own foundry for casting the intricate parts of the system right through to the acoustic engineers that work on producing the very best sound to accompany the high-quality workmanship. This exquisite attention to detail makes this new addition to the Ducati Performance range one of the most stunning pieces of mechanical engineering available for any motorcycle.
Complementing the range will be Slip-On Line titanium exhaust mufflers, which will also save weight over the original, as well as increasing power and torque outputs. This can then be further improved with the addition of the optional headers, allowing users to upgrade at their convenience.
The new Akrapovic exhaust systems for the Ducati Panigale are the first genuine accessories supplied to the Italian brand and will feature a co-branded logo on the muffler, celebrating the exclusive relationship between Akrapovic and Ducati Performance. This is not the first time the two companies have worked together because it follows the successful association that saw Akrapovic supply the OE exhaust systems for the incredible Grand Prix–inspired Ducati Superleggera.