Exhaust designers have been busy poring over the new Suzuki V-Strom 800DE, resulting in the launch of systems from two of the sector’s biggest names.
From Akrapovič there’s a titanium slip-on silencer with a twin exit carbon fibre end cap and a carbon fibre heat shield. It has been shaped to allow it to fit around the OE panniers, and is said to be both lighter than the stock can by 1.2kg, and to add a useful 1.5hp of extra power and 1Nm of extra torque. SRP is £1156.
From Yoshimura is the RS-12 ADV stainless steel slip-on end can which also comes with a carbon end cap and carbon heat shield. This manages to be even lighter, than the Akra shaving more than 2kg off the OE weight, and adds 1.4hp and 1.3Nm of torque. SRP is £783.