Akrapovic grabs new Red Dot Product Design Award
A new design award for Akrapovic for their Slip-On Line Titanium exhaust developed for Multistrada models
Slovenian top-drawer high-performance exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic takes home yet another Red Dot award. This time, the accolades come with the Ducati Multistrada, in two of its trims, the 1200 Enduro and the 950.
In what is almost becoming a tradition, Akrapovic won the Product Design category, with a Slip-On Line dual-pipe exhaust silencer made of titanium, probably the Slovenians’ most beloved material of choice.
Akrapovic’s new cans are Grand Prix-inspired in their twin conical architecture and are made entirely of titanium. While being lightweight and exceedingly strong, titanium also has outstanding resistance to heat and is the first choice for pretty much all racing teams around the world, on either two or four wheels.
The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro and Multistrada 950 lose 1 kg after installing this new silencer and retain their street-legal compliance thanks to the cans’ EC-ECE type approval. Aside from side cases its lightweight construction, the new exhaust silencer also provides a boost in both torque and power. The peak point of gain is found at 3250 rpm, which, for these two bikes, represents one of the usual rpm values, thus obtaining a benefit that’s usable in all riding conditions.
The two Multistrada gain 3.6 horsepower and 8.4 Nm of torque at 3250 rpm, plus the characteristic Akrapovic signature sound that’s been carefully engineered to both turn heads and please ears. A high-gloss carbon fiber heat shield can also be found in the box, for both protection and a killer racing look. The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro and Multistrada 950 Slip-On Titanium silencer can be installed outside cases and center stand, too, for total peace of mind.
Installing these new Akrapovic cans is a low-to-medium skill job; basically, if you know which way to turn a bolt to loosen or tighten it, you should be fit for this replacement. No special tools are needed for the job, but if you want to go by the book, you should have a torque wrench and some bolt sealant and anti-seize paste at hand. Replacing the stock Multistrada exhaust is a 30-minute job, According to Akrapovic.
No price was announced, but we managed to spot this muffler on the wire for around $750 or so.