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Old Mar 8th 2015, 12:52 AM   #1
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Dilemma: 1299 Panigale S stock exhaust or 1299 Panigale Akrapovic

I am in al dilemma and don't know what to order.
I really like the looks of the Panigale 1299 S with the special wheels, the black front fender, the LED lights, ... I also like technical items like the electronic suspension, but it is more like a 'nice to have' than a necessity for me. Although I would like it.
But unfortunately, I cannot have it all and before I had a 848 evo with carbon Termignoni end cans. That sound was incredible.
This weekend, I heard the 1299 S with the stock exhaust and to me, it sounded awesome. The dealer also had a 1199 S with Termignoni cans and started that after the 1299. The sound was not that louder, but to me it sounded a bit deeper.
I never actually heard the Akrapovic on the 1299 and would like to know if any of you heard the sound in real life and how it would compare to the sound of the stock exhaust? Is it really worth the steep surplus price, just for the end cans (not the complete system, that would be just too much $$)?
If I would go for the bike with the Akrapovic end cans, I would have to go for the 'regular' 1299 and not the 'S' version, just because of finances.

So what do you guys think? Do the Akrapovic end cans make that much difference?

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Old Mar 8th 2015, 05:20 AM   #2
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I would get the s and save a bit more gradually to buy the slip ons later. That is what I did for my 2013S and I ended up getting a smoking good deal on my termi's. It's all about patience! Lol
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 05:22 AM   #3
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It depends on your goals. I'd rather have Ohlins and forged wheels than the Akra exhaust.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 05:53 AM   #4
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I'd love to have the forged wheels and the ohlins, but I also love the deep sound that the bike makes with the slip-ons.
So if anyone heard the bike with stock exhaust and Akrapovic slipon and could tell me if it really makes that much of a difference, I would be very grateful.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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Biggest difference will be higher in the rpms. Down low, the stock cans sound pretty good for being stock. Higher in the rpms, they start to sound tinny and not that great anymore. The Akrapovic will definitely sound more throaty and it will keep that sound throughout the rpms.

If you're debating about this, you will get it eventually, regardless of your current finances. I would suggest that you get the base bike and do all the upgrades step by step and have a better bike than an S. Modifying the bike is where the fun is anyway....not so much the end result. For me at least.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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Hi yes I was wondering about exhaust slip ons as well . I have ordered the base model 1299 and got a carbon fibre front guard to fit it when it arrives . Expecting it in April . Have yet to hear the sound . Akrapovics are sure to be $$$$ , will make the call later on . Trading in my 899 that has had Termignonis fitted at the 1000 k serv
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 09:13 PM   #8
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In this case: S
Agreed, screw the sound, the reality Is the suspension upgrades far outweigh noise you can change a later date.

Im glad I got the S, and added the full termi later.
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It depends on your goals. I'd rather have Ohlins and forged wheels than the Akra exhaust.
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Old Sep 4th 2015, 01:08 AM   #10
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Have you not heard how loud the stock exhaust is already!!?

Get the S
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