It was the exactly same for me.Man, I just cannot get over the new 14's. I've always thought they were pretty ugly, in a totally badass, scary, super cool sort of way.
This new re-skin though, they're gorgeous.
Have you seen this video? It's a black ZZR1400 at a bike show; at about 1:40 there's a really good shot of the mufflers that have a muted Akrapovic decal... they look a lot better. I like the pipes, but I've got to agree with you tho, not a fan of the big colored decals...Looks good but the slip ons still look oversize to me. Almost like the stock mufflers. Maybe it's the decal. I hate decals. They need something less obvious.
I see the Akras save about 26# in weight.
Those muted Akrapovic decal exhausts comes from Kawasaki and colored decal ones from straight Akrapovic factory.Have you seen this video? It's a black ZZR1400 at a bike show; at about 1:40 there's a really good shot of the mufflers that have a muted Akrapovic decal... they look a lot better. I like the pipes, but I've got to agree with you tho, not a fan of the big colored decals...
Moi OldPete and kiitos for welcome message. Nice to be here.Vmatti,
Hei ja Tervetuloa!
Nice to see someone from Finland on the forum, welcome to you. I have several friends in Finland, in Kaarina and Turku.
One of my friends was just here in Victoria visiting me last week. Our company here in Canada is the Canadian importer and distributor for a brand of Marine and Cottage Heaters manufactured in Kaarina Finland. I will be going there in the fall.
Where in Finland are you?
Oh, and really great looking bike there! Love that colour.
Moro Vmatti, moi, you are correct!Moi OldPete and kiitos for welcome message. Nice to be here.
I'm coming from south part of Finland, Espoo, next to our capital Helsinki.
It's about 150km to Turku and Kaarina, so quite close to that one. It takes less than 1 hour to ride there by ZZR, you know
I guess the company what you are referring to is Wallas, isn't it?
And Tervetuloa to Finland, you surely enjoy to be here.
Ride safe - aja turvallisesti
I've seen these on a bike in the shop and they look good quality and well made but they're barely smaller than the OE cans. They're definately lighter but exhausts are lowdown sprung weight so no real big advantage IMO. One GOOD thing about the OE's though is they are QUIET! (nice). Each to his own preference I guess but I just can't be doing with noisy exhausts anymore. Grew tired of them years ago.Finally got Akras for my ZZR :
and couple of more pics: