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Got the full system fitted today. Looks great (IMHO) and sounds even better. It adds a new depth to the bottom end and as you lose the valve, you get that amazing crackle and burble on ticker and low revs. I may be getting old, as I have opted (for the first time) to leave the sound killers in, and its still much more potent than the stock. Word of caution which I didn't realise (but not a prob for me) is that you have to lose the passenger pegs. I will try and get some sound figures this weekend.

Had the fist service done at the same time today, so can now explore the rev range. As I have been good about sticking to 6k revs, I can't say I have noticed the increased power/torque for the Akra. May be imagination but sport mode seems a bit smoother at lower speeds than before. Engine pull is stunning and plenty for the roads.

On the bike as a whole, nothing has changed since I first got it. Amazing piece of kit. Did 340 miles yesterday and got off tired, but not crippled in any way - far more comfortable than the Diavel it replaced! Enjoyed a mix of twisties and motorway. Filtering is superb from a width point of view.

Got a slight glitch on fifth, but I had that on the Diavel for about 3 months and then it bedded in. Neutral getting easier. Mirrors a lot like my 848 used to be. They got better on that with small extenders, which I am sure will come out for the SS. Biggest gripe is the rear hugger, which does sod all and until someone brings out a proper one, the rear shock will get constantly covered in crap.

But the negatives are all minor, does nothing to detract from a fantastic bike. Its going to be a great summer!

Hopefully the pics have uploaded!:grin2:
 

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I see they have, but upside down! No idea how to correct that - sorry!
 

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Did you notice any heat on the back of your legs?
Did they upload the different firmware?
Hi Steve, yes they did the upload - I watched them do it! No, on the heat. It was only 14deg C when I left to come home and didn't notice any difference on the run home to the long run of yesterday. Will let you know if it changes.
 
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Looks great, even upside down, **** it looks great in any position. Perhaps when you hit the +8k revs then you will feel a marginal difference in the HP but likely not feel any additional torque.
 

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I'll second the question about the heat. Being that it eliminates the catalyst, i though it may even decrease it.

Would love to hear it on a video!
 

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Would love to hear it on a video![/QUOTE]

Hi, I haven't had chance to do this yet but posted this a few weeks back - the race exhaust is around 5mins 25. Enjoy.
 

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Awesome man! I'm still waiting for mine! (also the bike though)

Does the exhaust also come with an air filter besides the mapping?
 

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Awesome man! I'm still waiting for mine! (also the bike though)

Does the exhaust also come with an air filter besides the mapping?
Hopefully not too long to wait now!

I don't think so - the filter and oil were changed as part of the first service at the same time as the exhaust was fitted.
 

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I know this is an odd question, but with the Akra exhaust, does it leave you with any points to anchor a pair of soft saddle bags?
 

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I know this is an odd question, but with the Akra exhaust, does it leave you with any points to anchor a pair of soft saddle bags?
Side panniers and pillion footrests are no longer possible with the full kit. Check the configurator on the ducati site and you'll find what accessories are compatible. It's a racing exhaust and not actually street legal so clearly ducati did not cater for passengers or touring bags. Also there's no protection for the bags or passenger.
 

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I'm well aware that the OEM side bags will not work as the mount gets replaced by the mount for the exhaust. That was not my question, maybe I should have worded it clearer.

Aftermarket soft saddlebags are usually hung over the seat with a couple of straps like on a horse, hence the name, then attached on each side with a couple of straps to whatever is convenient.

The OEM bags don't drape over the seat, they install on hard points. When installed this way they are often defined as panniers, not saddle bags.

So, I have a pair of aftermarket Ogio soft saddle bags. The soft saddle bags work best if there are a couple of anchor points in the general vicinity of the leading and trailing edge of the bags to keep them from flopping around and/or sliding off the back of the bike. Looking at the videos, it seems like the side exhaust hangar/point might also work for the leading point on the bag, and the rear turn signals might also work for the trailing point.

I was hoping that the owner of the exhaust might be able to assess this further in person.
 

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I'm well aware that the OEM side bags will not work as the mount gets replaced by the mount for the exhaust. That was not my question, maybe I should have worded it clearer.

Aftermarket soft saddlebags are usually hung over the seat with a couple of straps like on a horse, hence the name, then attached on each side with a couple of straps to whatever is convenient.

The OEM bags don't drape over the seat, they install on hard points. When installed this way they are often defined as panniers, not saddle bags.

So, I have a pair of aftermarket Ogio soft saddle bags. The soft saddle bags work best if there are a couple of anchor points in the general vicinity of the leading and trailing edge of the bags to keep them from flopping around and/or sliding off the back of the bike. Looking at the videos, it seems like the side exhaust hangar/point might also work for the leading point on the bag, and the rear turn signals might also work for the trailing point.

I was hoping that the owner of the exhaust might be able to assess this further in person.
My mistake for sharing logic and knowledge, however if you prefer a one on one conversation perhaps direct it to the member or use the private message facility herein.
 

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I was hoping that the owner of the exhaust might be able to assess this further in person.[/QUOTE]

I would doubt it would work. See photo. Can't see any room clear of the pipes.
 

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any way you can flip those pics in the proper direction?
 

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Sorry - can't work out why they flip!
 

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Thank you.
 
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