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My first Pani so can't compare to the last gen., but this thing is a computer on two wheels!
 

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For being your 1st Panigale, you've picked a beauty..

BTW: what exhaust cans do you have on there?
 

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I love the ti pipes, the SS headers don't bother me so a full system is out of the deal. I don't like the butterfly flappers for noise emission so if a slip-on will eliminate that, that's prob the direction I will go. The pipes on there now just seems restrictive, maybe just me. The exit pipe diameter is small and doesn't have a db killer plug that I can pull out. I don't get it; I like the previous years where u get a real full system. Still trying to understand what's underneath as there aren't too many write ups on it yet. I think I'll have to start getting dirty.
 

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I don't like the butterfly flappers for noise emission so if a slip-on will eliminate that, that's prob the direction I will go.
Don't believe that the full-system maintains the butterfly flappers.. not 100% on Akra systems though.

The Termi slip-ons and Termi full-systems do not maintain them. DB killers can be utilized or removed at will.
 

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The system on it is really good, minus the butterfly valves, it's pretty free flowing once open, and it's titanium!
 
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Stock, the 2015 Panigale R comes with stainless head pipes, Ti collectors, to butterfly valve to Ti homologated/cat Akra mufflers. This years R doesn't include a race system like the 13 or 14. In order to open this system up you would have to purchase the Akra slip ons.
 

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Stock, the 2015 Panigale R comes with stainless head pipes, Ti collectors, to butterfly valve to Ti homologated/cat Akra mufflers. This years R doesn't include a race system like the 13 or 14. In order to open this system up you would have to purchase the Akra slip ons.
According to my dealer, the system is really free flowing once in gear (butterfly valve opened). So instead of shipping a complete race system, they made this stiock system to do both. Pass noise emission at idle and let it flow when on the gas. Now I'm wondering how much more improvement will a slip on make? Will it remove the butterfly?
 

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Pass noise emission at idle and let it flow when on the gas. Now I'm wondering how much more improvement will a slip on make? Will it remove the butterfly?
Not sure if California DMV does bike inspections, but probably not worth the effort.

Considering the cost of new exhaust cans, the price tag most likely outweighs the improvement.
 

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In the UK you just get larger diameter headers on the R.

Same end cans.
Does your UK bike have this butterfly valve just before the cans?

Yes, I disengaged it so it's open all the time and not just in neutral.
 

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If a Yamaha R1 can come with Ti headers there is no reason on this great earth this bike at 34k shouldn't have a full Ti factory akropovic race system and matched ECU. I am Sick and tired of all the ways Ducati has been cheating us on special edition models. Especially the R. Where are our full carbon fairings? Where is the real paint instead of just crappy decals. Where is the race bread motor, more so than just Ti valves and flywheel. Sure it's still a great bike, but I want more for my money. Guess that's why you can buy brand new left over 2014 1199R for 22k.
 

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If a Yamaha R1 can come with Ti headers there is no reason on this great earth this bike at 34k shouldn't have a full Ti factory akropovic race system and matched ECU. I am Sick and tired of all the ways Ducati has been cheating us on special edition models. Especially the R. Where are our full carbon fairings? Where is the real paint instead of just crappy decals. Where is the race bread motor, more so than just Ti valves and flywheel. Sure it's still a great bike, but I want more for my money. Guess that's why you can buy brand new left over 2014 1199R for 22k.
You should write Ducati North America a strong letter and tell them how you feel.

I've been told their very practical when dealing with customer complains.

Best of luck to you.. let us know how it works out.
 
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You should write Ducati North America a strong letter and tell them how you feel.

I've been told their very practical when dealing with customer complains.

Best of luck to you.. let us know how it works out.
Haha. It's all true. sorry you somehow feel threatened by it.
 

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If a Yamaha R1 can come with Ti headers there is no reason on this great earth this bike at 34k shouldn't have a full Ti factory akropovic race system and matched ECU. I am Sick and tired of all the ways Ducati has been cheating us on special edition models. Especially the R. Where are our full carbon fairings? Where is the real paint instead of just crappy decals. Where is the race bread motor, more so than just Ti valves and flywheel. Sure it's still a great bike, but I want more for my money. Guess that's why you can buy brand new left over 2014 1199R for 22k.
I guess if you don't feel you are getting your monies worth, buy the S or base model and use that saved cash to make it the bike you would like, because what you would spend on aftermarket goodies, you'll lose in depreciation buying the R model.

In all the prior R models, I've never quite seen the $10K-$17K difference over the S version, other than bragging rights....
 

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I guess if you don't feel you are getting your monies worth, buy the S or base model and use that saved cash to make it the bike you would like, because what you would spend on aftermarket goodies, you'll lose in depreciation buying the R model.

In all the prior R models, I've never quite seen the $10K-$17K difference over the S version, other than bragging rights....
We feel the same, as I have already done as you say with my 1199S.
 

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If a Yamaha R1 can come with Ti headers there is no reason on this great earth this bike at 34k shouldn't have a full Ti factory akropovic race system and matched ECU. I am Sick and tired of all the ways Ducati has been cheating us on special edition models. Especially the R. Where are our full carbon fairings? Where is the real paint instead of just crappy decals. Where is the race bread motor, more so than just Ti valves and flywheel. Sure it's still a great bike, but I want more for my money. Guess that's why you can buy brand new left over 2014 1199R for 22k.
Superleggeras are a bargain right now. If you act quick, you can still pick new ones up at great prices.
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