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    Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Got a choice between two new sets of stainless steel downpipes, less than a ton between them.

    Road riding only, not fussed about weight differences (can always eat less cake if I need to), don't give a monkeys about snob-value, and will be using a Mivv end can. Briefly considered Black Widow but can only find reviews (mostly positive) for lower power bikes. I ride all year round so don't want to take the chance on something which might rot faster than the original (had some horrific Honda experiences!).


    So, nice and simple, is there any noticeable difference between Arrow or Akrapovic headers?

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Akrapovic will always hold second hand values higher than Arrow, don’t know if that matters to you? Both Arrow and Akrapovic are quality items

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Probably not no. Both reputable.

    Akra probably flows a tiny tiny bit better

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    Arrow or Akrapovic?

    You can’t go wrong with either brand.

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Ok, thanks all. Went with the Akra as there wasn't a lot in the price (Arrow £570, Akra £630 from Demon Tweeks Ebay outlet). Would love to say it will affect the resale value but I have an astonishing ability to lose money when I sell a bike

    This is beyond my DIY confidence levels so will drop it into my local garage for sorting. I've ordered a couple of Healtech ESEs too, anything else I might need?

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    Akrapovic

    Installation is fairly simple and the instructions are linked below. You may want to have the fuelling checked on a Dyno once fitted.

    https://d1sfhav1wboke3.cloudfront.ne...fcfa2e491e.pdf

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Pipes delivered today! Rapid service from Demon Tweeks, so now waiting for the ESEs and gaskets. Bike's booked in for next week so hopefully everything arrives on time. Already impressed with the 5kg weight saving on the pipes

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    So, that was expensively disappointing.


    Turns out that the Akrapovic optional headers only fit an Akra silencer. If you buy the Akra silencer for the stock headers, you get a reducing sleeve to make up the 10mm diameter difference but you can only fit their silencers to their pipes.

    So, that's going back and I've ordered the Arrow instead (and yes, I checked that a stock can will fit the Arrow!). Trouble is, it's going to be a few weeks so the garage are having to put the bike back together so I can use it in the interim. Didn't think to ask if they fitted the PCV though?

    Ah well, at least the original dyno run showed a nice smooth run, apart from a drop-off around 11k, and I rarely pull away from that lights at those revs...

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    Just realised that you have a Gen3 with the dual exit pipes, I’m suprised that there’s a fit issue with Akrapovic they’re normally spot on

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    Re: Arrow or Akrapovic?

    I went with black widow. Direct replacement without the cat


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