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scorpio
07-10-2007, 10:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I am considering to put new pipes on my Trail. The choice for me is very limited since in my country i can find dealers only for Arrow and Akrapovic. I can choose between these models:

Arrow Race-Tech Aluminium - 520

Arrow Race-Tech Titanium - 690

Akrapovic Slip-On - 820


Any advice?

joe bar
07-10-2007, 12:06 PM
I have the aluminium Arrows and am very happy with them. Also had an Arrow pipe on my first Pegaso back in '97 and was happy with that one too.

Much cheaper than the Akro's. :happy: :happy:

PetrolHead
07-10-2007, 03:45 PM
whats the benefit? what determines value for money when considering??

g-man
07-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Look back some past threads on here. I put up a thread when i got my Arrows and there is some input on both makes of pipes.

joe bar
07-10-2007, 04:25 PM
whats the benefit? what determines value for money when considering??

Not that much benefit to be honest, a bit lighter, a bit noisier (a lot noisier with the baffles out), a bit more power, but not much more.

What determines value ? Not sure, but got a reasonable deal on the Arrows - so why not. Wouldn't have paid Akro money though.

scorpio
07-10-2007, 06:29 PM
whats the benefit? what determines value for money when considering??


Well, for me the value for money is determined by the performance, sound, quality of materials, durability. All these things makes the individual feeling when you ride the bike.

Ok, I know that I can not expect to much in the performance part since all models are in same class and there is no any dramatic difference between them.

So I just want to see what are the experiences, and to buy a good exhaust.

Links for performance charts and technical data:

http://www.akrapovic-exhaust.com/main/catalog/products-catalog.htm

http://www.arrow.it/eng/ricercaprodotti/details_info.asp?id=768

Brucaliffo
07-11-2007, 03:12 AM
Akrapovic Slip-On - 820

Any advice?

Here (http://www.vannucchistore.com/scarico-aprilia-pegaso-p-9142.html) you can get the akra for 658.80 (+ 15.50 delivery) :bump:

DonFanatico
07-11-2007, 04:30 AM
I have test driven the Akra's and they sound great. The mufflers where removed when I tried.

If i could afford them i would getg Akra's

Xeno
07-11-2007, 08:14 AM
I've got the Carbon Akro's and they are fantastic, Good noise (very loud without the baffles but see previous threads on baffle mods) and good incrase in mid-range grunt. Fit with a K&N airfilter for the best results.
They look great too and you will never burn your fingers again when moving your bike as they dont get hot, just warm.

scorpio
07-12-2007, 08:34 AM
Here (http://www.vannucchistore.com/scarico-aprilia-pegaso-p-9142.html) you can get the akra for 658.80 (+ 15.50 delivery) :bump:

Hi,

You actually bought them for 658.80 , or you just saw this price on the site. I am asking because on http://www.akrapovic.it/ the price is 856,80 , maybe they messed up the numbers.

By the way, I can't understand a thing on the site since it is on Italian. Is there an English viewing, I would like to see the payment options. :aussie:

DonFanatico
07-12-2007, 08:39 AM
856<>658

seems a bit funny that the digits are the same ~)

scorpio
07-12-2007, 08:43 AM
So bottom line,

do the Akra's worth for the money difference for Arrow's, considering the performance and quality or they are overpriced.

For 820 I can buy aluminum Arrow's, add some xx and I can buy PC III (when it will be available for 2007 model).

Brucaliffo
07-12-2007, 10:12 AM
Hi,

You actually bought them for 658.80 , or you just saw this price on the site. I am asking because on http://www.akrapovic.it/ the price is 856,80 , maybe they messed up the numbers.

By the way, I can't understand a thing on the site since it is on Italian. Is there an English viewing, I would like to see the payment options. :aussie:

I haven't bought them yet, but I will soon (hopefully!). The price is correct, but unfortunately there is no credit card payment, only bank transfer or cash on delivery, and I don't know if it's possible from outside Italy... :confused:

Anyway another good price is here (http://www.carpimoto.it/content/prod/l_EN/s_1_Home/br_822_Aprilia/bi_822_Pegaso_650_Strada/fi_68_Akrapovic/pr_29222_Silenziatore_Akrapovic_Aprilia_Pegaso_650 _Strada_linea_SP_Street_Legal_con_db_killer_as.htm ) (italian website with english translation), 710 + 15 shipping.
Payment options outside Italy:
* delivery at home or hold for pickup (at the nearest courier's office)
- credit card (reccomended), Visa and Mastercard circuits
- advanced bank transfer

BPStrada
07-14-2007, 08:01 AM
HI

i have ordered some carbon akro's thru a bike shop here in Adelaide,OZ and am still waiting 8 weeks later which i am not really worried about as it is winter here and not good riding weather but the price quoted me ia $1400aus so not sure what exchanges to in pounds or euro, but my choice in them was based more on my friends reccomendations as they have had akro's and found them to be a quality item and never had a problem except long delivery so if you can afford the akro's then go for it. will post pics when i finally get my pipes

BP

scorpio
07-14-2007, 09:42 AM
I went today to Aprilia local dealer who is also Arrow dealer, and they told me that they recently installed Arrow pipes on one Strada without dB killer, and the performance was more than expected. They will call me on Monday and let me have a test ride on that bike. Also they will give me a big discount on Arrow's because a week ago i ordered from them genuine Aprilia tank bag and Shoei Multitec helmet.
I' am also waiting information from our customs authority for the tax amount if I order the Akra's form Italy ( thanks for the links Brucaliffo ).

Decision will come very soon.

redcapman
07-14-2007, 09:43 AM
Hi all .
Just a thought but would the metal mule exhaust for the yamaha xt660r fit as it is a 2 into 1 think of the weight saving ! ithink they are made by scorpion and cost about 350 all in as the engines are identical this could be the way to go .

Panda
07-14-2007, 10:48 AM
Off-the-road.de do a similar pipe, but the XT660 chassis is different enough that it won't fit, at least not with hefty modification. Their system saves 16kg over the Yamaha system, bear in mind the Yam system goes under the enging though.

Clotted Cream
07-14-2007, 11:55 AM
I had a look on the off the road website. For those that are interested, use altavista's babelfish to translate the page from German to English. http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Kev