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Hi Folks,
I broke down and just had the dealer install a set of Akrapovic on the GT. I was disappointed when I went to pick it up that they had the yellow labels on them but my BMW dealer showed me it was the BMW part they ordered and this is what arrived. I am wondering if it is supply constraint as they have been on order since June. While the look is growing on me I wonder if anyone else has gotten a set recently for their GT/GTL via the dealer and had the same issue or if the black laser label was on yours. They do sound nice though and I know these are “first world” problems but thought I would ask. Thanks!
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As an Akra fan, I don't mind the label at all. How do you like the sound?
The sound is really nice. Not too loud and it has a little deeper tone. I really like it. Plus the size of them looks a bit nicer to my eyes. The label must admit is growing on me. I know it is a silly question but hey thought I would ask. Now I just have to hide the CC bill from my wife!
 

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This photo is from 2018ish. Not my GTL. A friend’s bike.

I saved the picture as I was thinking about these pipes back then for my GT.

For your reference to see how the black label looks on a bike. Ordered from a BMW dealership in San Diego County.


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There are two versions of silencers.
one with the dark gray laser engraved logo, this is only produced for BMW Motorrad, you can only get it from a BMW dealer or buy it there as a "custom part".
The second version, with the colored sticker, is not normally distributed by BMW dealers worldwide. It is only available as "After Market" parts from Akrapovic dealers.
The stickers can either be removed or replaced with heat-resistant black silver original stickers of the same size 150 x 44 mm, Akrapovic part no. HST18ALXM4.
 

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I ended up buying the BMW HP version of the Akrapovic exhaust over the one you got because of the look. Seriously, it's really about performance and there is no difference between the two. Also, I didn't know that Akra sold a sticker that you can use to replace the aftermarket yellow and red sticker with; I would have save a little bit of money!
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Hi everyone,
I greatly appreciate everyone’s help and comments. Spoke again to my BMW dealer who I ordered the Akras from and who installed them. What they are telling me is that BMW Motorrad for the last couple of years does not sell the Akras to the US market for the K1600 GT/GTL as they are not US certified. Due to no longer getting Motorrad Akras for the K1600 my dealer instead procures the Euro version of the Akras thru a distributor and that is what they sell and put on. My dealer also stated that currently there is no BMW Motorrad US part number for the Akras for the 2022 K1600 GT/GTL ( I misunderstood what part number they shared with me so my fault). Also the black/ silver label looks like a good solution so thank you for the part number but I can’t find anyone selling it within the US or even ship to the US. The saga of me clearly being a perfectionist continues….LOL. Thanks !
 

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You can get any Akrapovic part through Revzilla. Call them up and submit a part request. It can take some time, I have a bracket on order that is quoted as 12-16 week lead time. Akra won't sell direct to the US, but through an established merchant like Revzilla.

Another option is a European distributer, I went through tenkateracingproducts.com to acquire a rare and hard to find mid-pipe silencer for my R6.

I think if you want that black sticker, it shouldn't be too tough. Shipping from Europe won't be too costly, and I'm sure Ebay is full of them.
 
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