Top 5 Pipes For The Ducati Panigale

Let that Superquadro breathe with an aftermarket exhaust

Panigale
Turns out there are many ways to let the Panigale’s growl loose.Motorcyclist

Uncorking the Ducati Panigale with a set of aftermarket slip-ons is a desirable modification that saves weight and lets the bike breathe a bit. Never mind that the chain is going to get gunk all over the left slip-on of your pricey new system or that the World SBK machines are running those dual cannons—the underslung pipes are still cool (and it looks like the upcoming V4 may use them as well). Here are five slip-on options to let your Duc sing.

Termignoni exhaust
Termignoni classic slip-on exhaustTermignoni

Termignoni exhausts go with Ducatis like red wine and Bolognese, which is why we're featuring two here. For many Ducatisti, running anything other than Termis is sacrilege. This classic slip-on ($2,250) maintains similar lines to the stock setup and features titanium sleeves and stainless steel internals.

Termignoni slip-on
Termignoni slip-on exhaustTermignoni

Another Termignoni slip-on option ($2,400) is this front exit unit that routes the pipes “backward” to save weight by using less pipe. It features carbon sleeves and a unique titanium alloy that Termignoni claims is lighter than conventional ones.

Akrapovic slip-ons
Akrapovic slip-on exhaustAkrapovic

In recent years, Ducati has teamed with Akrapovic for its official superbike exhausts. The Akrapovic slip-ons, available from your Ducati dealer for a cool $4,000 (MSRP), drops weight by 3.75 pounds and increases power and torque by 7 percent.

SC-Project slip-on system
SC-Project slip-on systemSC-Project

SC-Project, the Italian manufacturer whose pipes you may have noticed on the Repsol Honda MotoGP bikes (among others), uses a more conventional-looking single silencer in place of the stock dual underbelly pipes. The slip-on system ($1,952) includes a stainless steel collector pipe and a titanium silencer.

Arrow’s Works Titanium Exhaust
Arrow’s Works Titanium ExhaustArrow

Arrow’s Works Titanium Exhaust is a popular option for the Panigale because of its solid reputation and more affordable price ($1,450). The only oversight is that it doesn’t include a shield at the base that continues the line into the lower fairing. This isn’t a great move design-wise, but its titanium construction is otherwise solid.

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