No i understand where your coming from. The Akr that comes on the bike is restricted.It has a Cat and silencer.
The race kit exhaust has no cat and breathes a lot better. But one of the biggest reasons is that its original HP and will hold the value compared to a regular evo system with a PCV or Bazzaz.
That, and they worked very close with the race teams to develop this. Since no one had the HP's no one could really make anything until now.
A HP authorized dealer can get everything and program the enable code. I also opted out of the break in period. never once did I follow the break in period and ALL of my bikes ran strong and dyno'd good numbers comparatively.
I'm going to dyno it with the stock parts and code removed then with the race kit. When the weather brakes I will get the calibration tool then change the maps accordingly for seasons and race fuel. I agree its a lil steep but after 25K I might as well go all in... Here is a better look at the parts
Maddrama: Thanks for the details, as I really appreciate it. I agree with you on holding their value & I really want a different (full) exhaust, as well & I was planning on going with a PCV.
That being said, you have me interested in this route. With a Shorty Akra, does the HP Race Kit come with a tune specifically set for that exhaust, if ordered through BMW and for 93 Oct?
OR do you have to find someone (an HP authorized dealer) to tune it....
This is the big money question for me. For the amount we spent on the bike, I don't have an issue with getting custom tune, but I need to feel confident about the tune on the bike.
I'd much rather have a custom tune, but the new tuning on this bike, as you mentioned above, has been tweaked with the help of the race teams....
Any insights you can provide would be greatly appreciated.