New Akrapovič Slip-On Exhaust Systems for Kawasaki Z900 and Z650

Three new systems for the latest Team Green machines.

Akrapovič Racing Line for Kawasaki
Akrapovič's Racing Line (titanium) for the Kawasaki Z650.©Motorcyclist

Owners of the new Kawasaki Z900 naked bike who are ready for their first performance mod can look to the Slovenian high-performance exhaust specialists at Akrapovič for a stylish replacement in either titanium or carbon fiber. The Akrapovič trio of exhausts includes the Slip-On Line (Titanium), EC/ECE type-approved Slip-On Line (Carbon), and EC/ECE type-approved Slip-On Line (Titanium), three new mufflers that are the first stage in exhaust tuning. With the addition of optional headers in stainless steel, they can be converted into systems to take performance and sound to higher levels.

Kawasaki's new-for-2017 Z900
Kawasaki's new-for-2017 Z900 naked Ninja with the Akrapovič Slip-On muffler and stainless headers.©Motorcyclist
Akrapovič Slip-On Line for the Kawasaki Z900.
Akrapovič's Slip-On Line (titanium with carbon end cap) for the new Kawasaki Z900.©Motorcyclist

The two Slip-On Line (Titanium) muffler outer sleeves are crafted in high-grade lightweight titanium, offering a decrease in weight over the stock item, leading to improved handling. One version of the Slip-On Line (Titanium) is designed for markets requiring EC/ECE type approval and Euro 4 regulations, and the other is designed for other areas where these regulations are not needed, or for track use. Finished with a hand-crafted carbon-fibre end cap, the design of these systems improves the look of the Z900 with a sportier muffler that gives a more aggressive and tailored look to the machine. The Slip-On Line is also available in carbon fiber to give the consumer a choice of finish for which race-inspired materials they would like to add to their machine. Meeting EC/ECE and Euro 4 regulations, this exhaust, like the titanium version, is a simple plug-and-play operation with no remapping required.

Kawasaki Z650
2017 Kawasaki Z650 outfitted with the titanium Racing Line system from Akrapovič.©Motorcyclist

Akrapovič claims that all three exhausts will improve power and torque levels throughout the entire range while also improving throttle response to aid rideabilty and control. Performance can be further enhanced with the addition of stainless-steel headers, and when these are added to any of the Slip-On Line exhausts it turns them into a complete racing system and increases power to even greater levels of enjoyment. To further enhance the look of these Slip-On Line exhausts, an optional carbon-fiber heatshield is available, made exclusively in-house from high-quality hand-crafted materials. The sound can also be further improved and given an extra aural boost with the addition of the optional headers.

To extend the Kawasaki Z range of exhaust systems even further, Akrapovič has created a Racing Line (Titanium) system for the naked Z650, which also fits the Ninja 650. With a muffler built from lightweight titanium, headers in stainless steel and a handmade carbon-fiber endcap, this system delivers a deeper, sportier sound that fits the aggressive looks of the Ninja 650. With a claimed increase in power and torque across the range and a decrease in weight that aids handling, the Racing Line is a simple plug-and-play system that needs no remapping for the stock ECU.

For more information on the new Slip-On Line exhausts and the Racing Line systems, visit www.akrapovic.com.

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