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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a full system - sound is most important

Hey everyone. With cars i'm not crazy about aftermarket exhausts and all that stuff. But getting into bikes recently, I love the sounds they make.

I want to get a full exhaust for my 2012 RR for 2 reasons.
1) I want it to be a bit louder and have better sound
2) I don't like those big mufflers and they restrict the belly cover from extending all the way to the back tire like on any other sports bike i've seen. Hope i'm not being picky but cosmetically it's just not quite there.

Horsepower and torque is not an issue. I find the RR plenty fast. Although I wouldn't like it if the exhaust system took power away if that's ever possible.

My girlfriend has a a 2006 Gsxr-600 with a power commander and akrapovic slip on and it sounds amazing! It almost sounds like an F1 car at high RPM.

I'm open to getting the full Aprapovic system like in the BMW catalog but wondering if it would be cheaper to have my local motorcycle mechanic order it directly from Aprapovic maybe I can save some money? Does anyone know the exact model number or anything like that?
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Get the AR GP3. Watch I Jets video, sounds awesome and super loud, and looks much cooler than the akro shorty IMO.

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^^ +1 on the gp3. You can choose multiple end can styles and the system is just sexy...and LOUD!

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Arrow evo 2 or gp3 ar. I bought the arrow since the price of the ar here was allot more expensive

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 11:40 AM
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Your reasoning parallels mine. I too have a 2012 and bought the Akrapovic full stainless steel exhaust. They make two full systems (2) which are identical, one S.S. and one Titanium. S.S. for street is fine.

The system is a work of art, shame to have to cover most of it with the lower. Benefits:

1 Much better sound, but not loud unless you remove the baffle (one bolt);
2 Much freer breathing without OEM system;
3 Much better looking without OEM system, and;
4 Weight loss and less perceived frame rail heat (at least in my case)

I also installed a PVC with Dynojet's map for this system, but might could have done without it.

Hard Racing, a vendor who supports this forum, sells them and the price is much less than the identical system with the BMW logo thereon. You can order directly from them if you wish.

Now you only have to decide whether to get the Titanium or CF cannister. I got the Titanium which I think looks great with my Motorsports color.

Good Luck,

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Go on youtube and do some searching...you can hear some of the different systems...the Austin Racing systems with GP cans sound badass I think....they are loud.

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I debated exhaust systems for at least a full month before I bought the Austin Racing CS GP3. I couldn't be happier with this exhaust. It sounds awesome and livened up the bottom/mid range and it looks great too.
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Personally I believe austin racing offers the best as far as looks and performance is concerned, think about it - you get to choose from 3 different exhaust exit styles... GP3, GP2 & AR22 and also 3 different mufflers to choose from, so thats 9 different exhausts styles to choose from.
And then Top it off with one of there carbon belly pans....Winning

oh and they will make you a muffler to suit your desired loudness. How many other exhaust manufactures offer you that, just my two cents

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