Akrapovic Exhaust Systems Technology is a manufacturer of top-quality exhaust systems for motorcycles, sports cars and carbon parts.
THE FUTURE OF THINGS
A pioneer in its field, Akrapovič is widely recognized as a highly innovative materials technology company. The brand is synonymous with the highest level of design, performance enhancement and the creation of an unmistakable deeply resonant exhaust sound. The company’s products are designed and manufactured for motorcycles and performance cars by a passionate and highly-skilled workforce of over 800 employees using the latest technology, processes and finest materials. The Racing R&D department works with dozens of racing teams. Over 90 world champions have already relied on Akrapovič exhaust systems. And this is just the beginning of a long exciting ride.
1970’s – 1990 The company’s founder, Igor Akrapovič, gains priceless experience with a successful championship-winning ten-year career as a motorcycle racer. In the search for perfection in tuning racing motorcycles he enthusiastically decides to launch the development and manufacturing of the technically most advanced exhaust systems in the world.
1993 Kawasaki Deutschland tests an Akrapovič race exhaust system. This is the beginning of major cooperation with numerous teams in the Pro Superbike Championship (Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati and Honda) leading to a series of wins and World Championship titles.
2009 The year ends with a bang; in addition to numerous successes and winning twelve motor racing world championships, Manthey Racing again wins the Nürburgring 24 hour with a Porsche race car equipped with an Akrapovič exhaust system. On top of this, the Akrapovič a-workx team wins the German Porsche Sports Cup in its rookie season.
2012 The World Champion count hits 74 in the motorcycle world, with further thirteen titles in 2012 in all motorcycle racing formats. The company wins their first MotoGP title thanks to Jorge Lorenzo and the Yamaha Factory Racing Team.
2013 Akrapovič partnership with Aston Martin Racing, the yardstick in the FIA WEC GT championship, is off to a triumphant start. The year starts with a victory in the famous Dakar rally; Cyril Despres proves invincible with his KTM equipped with an Akrapovič racing exhaust system. A motorcycle legend Valentino Rossi returns to the Yamaha camp, bagging his first win since 2010 at the Dutch GP in Assen. The Doctor wins with an Akrapovič exhaust system.
2014 After winning the first double victory in the world-renowned Dakar Rally in the car and moto categories, Akrapovič announced a new partnership with Ducati Corse in the MotoGP series. The company also won the Red Dot: Best of the Best award in the Product Design category for the Akrapovič Evolution Line (Titanium) for the Ducati 1199 Panigale. In August, production started moving to a new location in Črnomelj in order to meet the increasing demand for our products, and October was marked by the launch of a new exhaust shape that announced a revolution in exhaust technology development.