Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Akrapovic's big lie
Contacted Akrapovic about using the K12S full titanium/carbon exhaust on my new K13S. The Customer Support Manager, Mike, tells me it will NOT fit, and that if installed it will diminish the performance. Mike "says" that the exhaust are tuned for the 1157cc K12 engine, and that the K13 1293cc displacement has obviously different back pressure, etc..
IMO, this is BS. I believe it's nothing more than a lie to make sure all those systems on various K1200 bikes don't get swapped out. After all, why would Akrapovic tell you to swap a $2500 exhaust when they REALLY want to sell you a new system? This BS isn't customer support, it's customer rip off. It may not be illegal, but it stinks. I love my Akarpovic system, and i'm damn sure going to swap it to my new K13.
Akrapovic Customer Service, shame on you.