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post #1 of 83 Old 01-06-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Akrapovic vs Remus

For my final Winter project I'm considering exhausts upgrade. I need feedback from those of you that have installed these mufflers. Yes I know the sound opinions will be all over the place, but I welcome it. What are advantages/disadvantages vs stock or vs each other? Please address the quality of components. Which looks more like it belongs with the bike vs just an add on? Thanks in advance.
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I can't remember if I had the Akras on my bike when you delivered the binocs to me. I have Akras and I think you would be happiest with them over Remus.

Akras were designed for the K1600, Remus is a generic design meant for many bikes.

The entire Akra slip on is one piece, and is an exact and easy fitment. The Remus coimes with the generic can, and then a separate pipe to fit from the headers to the can.

The Akra has a carbon fiber cover over the pipe forward for the muffler. The Remus has no heat shield, just the bare pipe.

The Akra retains the "6" theme with 6 outlet tips on the muffler. The Remus, being generic to many fitments is a single outlet.

Although some photos I have seen of the Akra does not show it, they do come with carbon fibre cover on the back of the muffler (over the 6 outlet tips).

I know you also shop Revzilla, and that is where I bought my Akras. They had the best price, when you include shipping.

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Scott R, did you install your Akras by yourself? was it easy to do? Thanks.
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For my final Winter project I'm considering exhausts upgrade. I need feedback from those of you that have installed these mufflers. Yes I know the sound opinions will be all over the place, but I welcome it. What are advantages/disadvantages vs stock or vs each other? Please address the quality of components. Which looks more like it belongs with the bike vs just an add on? Thanks in advance.
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Scott R, did you install your Akras by yourself? was it easy to do? Thanks.
They are very easy to install. The instructions are very good, and the kit even comes with some blue loctite.

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The Remus in my humble opinion 1) look nicer 2) sound nicer 3) are about half the price of the Akras.

Point 1+2 are obviously down to personal opinion, but 3 is fact.

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From a rider still running stock cans, I've seen and listened to them both. Akras beautiful to behold but a bit "tinny" and high pitched. The Remus have a very nice low rumble. All in the ear of the listener so your mileage may vary.
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The Remus in my humble opinion 1) look nicer 2) sound nicer 3) are about half the price of the Akras.

Point 1+2 are obviously down to personal opinion, but 3 is fact.

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Actually not quite true. Akras are 1879 shipped from revzilla. What are remus now- about 1400 plus shipping? Besides that if price is a primary consideration we would not be riding this bike

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From a rider still running stock cans, I've seen and listened to them both. Akras beautiful to behold but a bit "tinny" and high pitched. The Remus have a very nice low rumble. All in the ear of the listener so your mileage may vary.
Tinny and high pitched definitely is not my experience

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And what about the power. Which one is the best?


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