Due to the popularity of Harley-Davidson’s open-class adventure bike, the Pan America, it was only a matter of time before we’d start seeing the aftermarket bursting with all sorts of choice upgrades to enhance the stock machine. Among those companies is, of course, Akrapovič. The company already produces aftermarket exhaust components for the majority of the adventure motorcycling segment, and now you can get a high quality titanium and carbon fiber slip-on for your Harley-Davidson, too (an optional link pipe is also available if emissions compliance is not necessary for your application).
The Pan America is an excellent sum of its parts, but the all-new 1252cc Revolution Max engine has played a pivotal role in the new model’s success. On the Rottweiler Performance dyno the Pan America 1250 Special cranked out 124.6 hp and 76.8 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel. With Akrapovič’s titanium slip-on, the Slovenians tell us to expect an increase of 1.7 hp and 4.1 lb-ft of torque while subsequently shaving 11.6% of weight (1.1 pounds) compared to the stock system. This EC/ECE-approved exhaust also complies with the latest Euro 5 standards and needs no remapping to the ECU with its simple plug-and-play installation.
Created to fit seamlessly within the lines of the bike and utilizing a design used on Akrapovič products for the Adventure bike sector, this highly durable exhaust has a sandblasted high-grade titanium muffler outer sleeve with a stainless-steel link pipe. The handmade carbon fiber end cap and heat shield perfectly follow the profile of the muffler. The Slip-On Line (Titanium) is compatible with the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special version even when fitted with the Harley-Davidson side cases, saddlebags, and center stand.
Should you find yourself only on racetracks and closed courses, the optional stainless steel link pipe can shed a further 4.2 pounds – mostly by replacing the PA’s catalytic converter. Akrapovič claims a total increase of 3.7 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque when installed with the titanium slip-on. Again, no remapping of the ECU is required.
The Akrapovič 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Slip-On retails for $1120. Each component of every Akrapovič exhaust is mindfully designed and constructed by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of industrial designers, and engineers. Every day their challenge is to combine technical solutions with attractive, modern, state-of-the-art next-level designs, and every day they somehow succeed, be it high-end automobile exhausts or the latest adventure motorcycles. The passion for racing is always there.
Since the company was founded in 1991 by hardcore racer Igor Akrapovič, the team has proved its worth with hundreds of championships, demonstrating on the international stage that boundaries in the design world can be broken. The shelves are lined with many impressive and prestigious honors for the ground-breaking exhausts the company has produced − including Red Dot product design awards. Akrapovič takes pride in being a technology company; even though it’s in the manufacturing field, the focus always remains on technology and the will to succeed at the highest level of motorsport. Akrapovič now brings that insight and experience to the American adventure motorcycle market.
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