I put the catless Akrapovic slipon on my Icon about a month ago. It is a *wonderful* exhaust.
I weighed the stock exhaust that I removed and the Akra itself, and it is almost exactly the weight savings that they say it is.
As far as a remap goes... You don't *need* one, but the bike is much better with one. Much better. I rode mine without a remap a few times (because the Rexxer Evo unit that I had ordered hadn't shown up yet) and it ran just fine. I did notice a "dead spot" where the torque curve had dropped off a bit in the midrange, but it wasn't a huge deal. However.... once I got the Rexxer tune installed, along with a BMC "street" air filter, it's like a different bike. It rides SO well now, with a good noticeable power increase, and a nice smooth torque curve and power delivery all the way through the rev range.
I run mine with the baffles in, because frankly I think it would just be obnoxiously loud with them out. David at Rexxer USA says that it does make a noticeable tuning difference to take them out though, so if you're after ultimate power or whatever you might want to. As it is, I think it is plenty loud with them in and sounds totally awesome.
IMO this is how the bike should have been from the factory, and there's a reason Ducati is switching to Akrapovic instead of Termi for their optional exhaust systems. The entire thing just oozes build quality. It actually has me thinking about eventually putting the full titanium Akra headers on it as well...
I was just about to re-post that very picture. I have some video (with crappy phone audio) of a before / after also, but it's sideways and I need to find a way to fix it before I post it.
It is worth mentioning for anyone else considering this exhaust that the clearance between the lower can and the swingarm is reaaaaaaallllly tight when the bike is on the sidestand. Like a millimeter or two. It's better when the bike is weighted, but I am considering bending the mounting bracket for the exhaust a little bit so the cans will have a tiny bit more clearance. It hasn't caused an issue or anything, but there's no room in there at all.
But it is a very well built, very light, very nice exhaust and I'm super pleased with it.
I've just ordered the catless system, supposed to get here 9/6. I'll update with pictures and videos.
I'm also going the tuneboy route since that's what my local tuner uses. I can get the cable, tune license and tuning software for $200. Worth it since it has some other functionality similar to the $500 rexxer system.
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I know that this is an odd question but I would love to know if anyone has tried to get as much weight out of their scrambler as possible.
I am thinking of getting a new Ducati and leaning toward a Cafe Racer. I love the bike but the only thing that's kind of off-putting is the weight. That...
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Now that I have sorted the throttle problem on my ICON , I now find the gearing to be quite low .
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With the scrambler being out for five years now, what are the ECU mapping/tuning alternatives?
As far as I've been able to find we have the following options:
Rexxer - full ECU remapping and code clearing but expensive (US $300 for a reflash, US $600 for the unit so you can reflash as many...