Super Duke 1290 Akrapovic part number question

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Super Duke 1290 Akrapovic part number question

Postby Kcal » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:21 am

For the ti akrapovic slip on, the power parts catalog has 2 part numbers

61405979000 says it fits 2017 SDR and 2016-2017 GT
61305979100 says it fits 2014-2016 SDR

Looks like the graphic and font on the side of the can is different. My guess is the 614 can is Euro4 compliant so has the non-removable baffle.

I unfortunately or fortunately won both on eBay so need to figure out which one is best to keep for my 2017 SDR

The model 61305979100 came with it's baffle carefully removed and all in perfect condition so I installed it.
The model 61405979000 came with baffle still installed
Both are lightly used with no other issues.

Anyone know the difference in part numbers and why one would be "for" the 2017 year only?

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Re: Super Duke 1290 Akrapovic part number question

Postby Scotty » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:21 am

My guess is that Euro 4 and increasingly strict type approval regs limit what the manufacturer can offer - for this year onwards the baffle shall not be removable.... they're insidiously removing the owners' ability to modify their machines. The silencer has to be approved for KTM to officially sell it, but now it has to be non-modifiable by the owner, and as Klinck mentioned elsewhere, the ECU is now much harder to crack.

Will it get to the stage where bespoke fasteners are used on the bikes, that can only be removed using tools that only the official dealers have...? The Eurocrats are trying their hardest to get us all to conform, how long before it's illegal to fit different mirrors, bars, footpegs, indicators etc, and a tail tidy with a smaller plate could land you in jail.... :shock:

Edit: back to the post topic; the silencers are probably identical apart from the pre-17 one having the removable baffle. If you keep that one, you have the choice, otherwise you will comply with EU/MC5678901234 and become an obedient clone for the remainder of your motorcycling days
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