Akropovic-Sebring-Leo Vince

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by viatormundi, May 10, 2006.

  1. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I am planning to buy one of these to a KTM 990 Adventure. Akro is the most expensive one and according to my dealer there is not much performance and sound difference btw Akro and Sebring, what do you say? Sebrings are cheaper of course. Then there are Loe Vince which is even cheaper, how would you rate its performace to Sebring or Akro?

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  2. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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  3. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I heard that Remus and Sebring are manufactured in the same factory and practically the same. I have a Remus on my R1200GS and quite happy with the sound.
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  4. sti_rx7

    sti_rx7 Been here awhile

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    I have the Leo Vinci on my 950 and am very pleased with them. Not too loud during idle and cruising on the highway doesn't drone like other exhausts. I usually ride without earplugs and the sound is not terrible and similar to the other soundclips I've head of the others. Quality and fit is also very good.

    My .02

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  5. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    They come oly in titanium, and carbon end parts!! They are almost half the price of the Acros and don't seem to differ signifficantly but the name tag and the price tag!!
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  6. legion

    legion Voodoo Science

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    I've had Akro and Remus pipes. Both very sweet sounding. Some of the others have a raspy sound somewhere in the rev range that doesn't do much for me but these two both make xlnt music... which is the only thing a slip on is about.
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  7. tommytiger

    tommytiger just riding

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  8. 950TRANSALP

    950TRANSALP Been here awhile

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    Staintune Stainless never have to repack, FMF (KTM) Q's I didn't have to rejet with these but repacked at 13,000mi. , FMF now has a Ti even Quieter Q . mo money too. Lighter, jump higher ,go faster !! :D
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  9. BigMac

    BigMac Been here awhile

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    I have the new FMF Ti Q cans on my 950. I quite like them. Not quite as throaty as my Duc's w/Remus but I think that has more to do with the Duc L-twin vs the Katoom 75* V. The sound is good but definitely not obnoxious loud. They claim 96 db at something like 4500 rpm, 1m behind bike. Sounds about right to me, maybe even a bit quieter. Slightly louder than Staintune w/baffles installed, much quieter than w/baffles removed. Tone is very similar to Staintune, less raspy than Remus. Definitely should not attract too much attention from the local rangers. The built-in turbine style USFS spark arrestor is VERY much appreciated for those of us who enjoy venturing into the beautiful and abundant trails within the US Forestry land. Supposedly the packing is much more durable than the original Q pipe, that would be great but not having to carry a screen spark arrestor or worry about burning up a screen was reason enough for me to buy these cans.

    I'd be happy to post an image of the exhaust only I've no clue how to post images. PM me w/your email if you want a jpg, I can at least do that much w/o overly taxing my limited computer litteracy.

    BTW: if you're after the loudest 950 exhaust available, the Leo Vince X3 and Scorpion Ti take the prize. The X3 is the deepest, but very raspy and unrefined, the Scorpion is just plain LOUD!! Take care.
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  10. KDCanyonRanch

    KDCanyonRanch Twist it, twist it!

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    I have the Akcro TI's on my 950. Had an Akcro on another bike and the sound was perfect. The 950 tho--- quality is awsome, Titanium is great, the sound is just ok, too quiet and tinny sounding with the insert in and a little to loud but the perfect throaty sound with them out. If I were doing it all over I'd try something else.

    I'd still go titanium tho.

    My two cents worth.
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  11. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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  12. Duneflyer

    Duneflyer Adventurer

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    I thought that the only map available at present for after market pipes was for the Akra's :huh I would be very interested to see a 990 with some other set of pipes along with a report on its throttle response etc.
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  13. MadAl

    MadAl KTM990

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    I have also been told here in SA that the Akra's are the only aftermarket pipes for the 990. If anyone knows of any others please let us know. The originals get far too hot (burnt fingers twice now) and would also like a a decent sound!!!
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  14. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I talked to the dealer here and he said that I can choose between Akro and Sebring. That means he can remap for both variants, at least that is my assumption. I will go for Akros though, I never had one, I know they are expensive but life is short.
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  15. Duneflyer

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    Try and get a test ride first as I had Akra's fitted (with the map) and found a marked increase in vibration above 4500rpm. My dealer agreed but could not diagnose why. I eventually went back to the standard cans:cry Good luck.
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  16. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I test drove both with akro and with originals but did not experience this increased vibration you mention. Interesting:huh Well, I need to trust to my dealer and he has a good reputation in KTM servicing, I hope he will do it right.
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  17. Centerline

    Centerline USMC 71'-79'

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    I lucked into a sweet pair of Akra's for my 950 right here in the Flea Market for about 1/2 price. I don't get any extra vibes beyond the HEAVY stock heat generators with the Akra's. I Do love their superb sound, cool carbon fibre retaining straps, and did I mention about 13 or so lb weight loss?
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  18. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    I just bought a bike fitted with a set of LeoVince cans.

    imho they are simply too loud. Nice sound esp at rpm but just too loud. Biggest sound complaint is the boom/crack on throttle.


    Anyone have any opinions on the sound output of the most popular slip-ons avialable. FMF, Akra, Wings....quietest to loudest.

    I'm ready to find a set of stock cans....
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  19. cpmodem

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    Wings with the db killers are very acceptable. Just barely louder than OEM, butt with a much more mellow V-Twin sound. Without the db killers they are LOUD. Even scares Harley riders with straight pipes (a bonus) :D
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  20. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    ......and do not need to be re-packed from what I understand.:clap
    4 different styles.
    Round with carbon tips.
    round with Ti tips
    Not Round with carbon tips
    Not round with Ti tips.

    Here is the NOT round with the carbon tips on my SE.
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