Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:18 am

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:18 am linkquote
Hello,
Does anyone know what is so different about the exhausts on a Mp3 500 after 2017, It appears as though only Akrapovic make an exhaust for after 2017 but they are too expensive for me. I have had replies from several exhaust makers saying that the exhausts are different after 2017 and they, so far, do not have plans to make an exhaust for the later models.
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:29 am

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:29 am linkquote
The main thing that is different (with all bikes sold in the EU) starting with model year 2017 is Euro 4 compliance for emissions and noise standards.

As of today, the minimum norm is now Euro 5 for even tighter regulations.

The reason for not finding exhausts for 2017 and up is because these components need to be (re) certified to be able to sold in the marketplace. This takes a lot of time and a lot of money for testing/verifying/certifying.

In addition, even if you do buy a certified exhaust like a exhaust on a bike MY2017 it must now be installed with a catalyst. Not doing so technically renders your bike "not fit for public use".

In some countries, they can even confiscate your bike for riding without a catalyst until it is fitted with the proper catalyst and then tested, etc, all at your expense.
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:45 pm

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:45 pm linkquote
Thanks for your reply, so no physical difference just a paperwork issue. That will explain why I got replies to my stock queries like this one from LeoVince 👎
"LeoVince only have the 2011 - 16 exhausts available. I've checked the current R&D list and unfortunately nothing is planned for development on the later model."
Scorpion exhausts are the only one to differ as they replied 👎
"No, the years are strict on this one, the 2017+ models are different in fitment."
they imply the fitment is different ?.
There are a couple of manufacturers who specify 2008/2020 exhausts but they are round exhausts and not to my likening. Looks like I shall have to save my pennies for an Akropovic or wait and see what develops, pity because i really wanted to change the exhaust.
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:16 pm

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:16 pm linkquote
Yup, and be aware that the catalyst is NOT included in the standard Akrapovic package.

It is a optional add-on that slips into the inlet of the Akrapovic muffler during installation.
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:31 pm

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:31 pm linkquote
and the cost of an exhaust just keeps going up and up.
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