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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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2016 690 Duke Exhaust Fitment

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Firstly I apologize if this has been addressed, I have used the search function to no avail and scoured the internet with much the same result.

Simple question, will a 2014 690 Duke exhaust fit a 2016?

As y'all know there aren't a tremendous amount of choices when looking for aftermarket accessories for these bikes, at least relatively speaking, and there seems to be even less for the '16 and '17 year models. I know this is somewhat expected but it sure can make things a pain.

I'm sure Akra makes a tremendous exhaust but there is no way I'm paying what they're asking for their full exhaust option, that is just ridiculous. I mean, it's one pipe, give me a break.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 03:41 PM
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The Akra is a twin muffler set-up, with a titanium/carbon slip on, so while it might seem ridiculous, you pay for quality, and I can honestly say that it's the best sound option for it. The resonator under the motor eliminates the cackle high compression singles tend to have.

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After that, some guys like the Remus hypercone because it's an underbelly and looks cool. There is a video on youtube comparing a bunch of mufflers, and all that really changes is the slight tone.
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Thanks for the feedback, and I appreciate the insight. I have no doubt they make a quality product, but boy they sure are proud of it.

As far as a bang for the buck scenario, someone is going to have a hell of a time convincing me that Akrapovic's slip-on is almost twice as good as a Yoshimura slip-on. Yoshimura makes some of the best stuff in business and I've been using them for years on many applications.

My question wasn't so much geared towards which one is good and which one isn't, but simply if the fitment is the same between 2014 and 2016 models. Some websites simply haven't updated their inventory fitment charts and was hoping someone could provide some clarity.

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I owned a 2014 (non-R, stock muffler) from late 2015 to mid 2016 and I now have a 2016/7 ("R" with Akra). My "gut" feeling is that there is no difference. That might be backed up by the fact that I just bought a Fresco mid-pipe, which was listed as being for 2012-2016, and it fitted straight up without any issues. I am not 100% sure but I am very close. There would be no reason for KTM to change it would there?
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There would be no reason for KTM to change it would there?
My thoughts exactly, but I have seen crazier. Only thing that made we wonder is the slight change in OEM part # designation when viewing those year model headers.

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My thoughts exactly, but I have seen crazier. Only thing that made we wonder is the slight change in OEM part # designation when viewing those year model headers.
I have a sneaky feeling that the "R" headers are made my Akrapovic. Also, the weld just down from the cylinder seems to be in a different position to my original 2014. This is starting to sound like some "conspiracy theory" but it's just idle observation.
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In looking around for an exhaust system for my '17 Duke, I've noted that both Arrow and Akrapovic have new products, with new part numbers for the '16- Dukes.

If you go to the Arrow site, the header/mid pipe for the '16 Duke has the following part number: # 71648MI, which is different than the number for the '12-'15 models.

Does this mean the actual shape of the headers is different? I'm not sure. But another thing that makes me think they might be is that they changed the shape of the crash bars - which might indicate the assumption of a different pipe dimension?

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