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I returned to motorcycling a few months ago with an Icon. My previous experience, more then 10 years ago, were cruisers. I am also new to Ducati.

I cant help but notice the Termignoni brand exhaust every where. I wanted to know if there is a history with Ducati that makes them a part of the culture and brand? Like AMG is for Merc.

The high or standard exhaust is not particularity attractive so I am caught wondering what the deal is.

Thanks in advance.

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Not sure about history, but in EU, only Termi comes with upmap and your ducati dealer will install and provide waranty. Which is kinda usefull if you need to replace broken resonator (happened to many people with early low race Termi pipes)
Other than that, they have nice distinctive sound and cooperate with ducati on other platforms too.
 

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I returned to motorcycling a few months ago with an Icon. My previous experience, more then 10 years ago, were cruisers. I am also new to Ducati.

I cant help but notice the Termignoni brand exhaust every where. I wanted to know if there is a history with Ducati that makes them a part of the culture and brand? Like AMG is for Merc.

The high or standard exhaust is not particularity attractive so I am caught wondering what the deal is.

Thanks in advance.

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Peoples own views and opinions will differ but ....

Ducati is often referred to as `The Ferrari of Motorcycling'. In other words `The Ultimate'

Likewise, Termignoni is, or at least was, considered to be the ultimate in motorcycle exhausts.

Combine the fact that they are both Italian too, then it makes a bit more sense.

The Europeans, especially the French, Italians and Germans buy or use products from their own countries. Drive through France and the vast majority of vehicles on the roads will be from Renault, Citroen or Peugeot, Fiat etc ... in Italy.

I'm sure that Termignoni also produced the first racing exhausts for Ducati Corse?? and since them the 2 brands have become synonymous with one another.
 

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I can say for sure that 20 years ago when I got my Ducati 748, there were no Termignoni's to be had, as they were in such great demand. Pretty much echoing what was said above, Ducati and Termi kinda go hand in hand. Having said that, I ended up with a Fast By Ferracci (USA) exhaust for my 748, and a Competition Werkes (Also USA) for my Scrambler, and I love them both.
 

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Termignoni have tied up with Ducati to offer exhausts as a 'factory fitted' option. So you can order it with your bike and it comes with a warranty and dealer support.
Much like Triumph has with Arrow, Suzuki with Yoshimura etc..

They have no real competitive advantage over other premium exhaust brands. The Italian brand just ties in nicely with Ducati and that matters to some.
 

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To be honest, I wonder if all OEM exhausts aren't actually made by Termignoni. Exhausts are typically outsourced to the supply industry (just like frames a few decades ago, they all came from Verlicchi). And someone has to make them anyway.

If you've looked close at the new Desert Sled, that exhaust looks exactly like the Termignoni Evo except for the heat shield.
 

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To be honest, I wonder if all OEM exhausts aren't actually made by Termignoni. Exhausts are typically outsourced to the supply industry (just like frames a few decades ago, they all came from Verlicchi). And someone has to make them anyway.

If you've looked close at the new Desert Sled, that exhaust looks exactly like the Termignoni Evo except for the heat shield.
I imagine you are correct. The modern manufacturing model is to out source most production to smaller firms. Most major manufacturers merely deign and assemble cars/bikes now. Even a lot of the development work is often out sourced.
 
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