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LONG TERMERS

Posted On 03 May 2024
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This entry is part 16 of 30 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#29

RELEASE THE HOUNDS!
YAMAHA MT-07

Akrapovic full exhaust system
Price – $1262.02

Standard, the MT-07 is super quiet, but I wanted to hear the tunes that only a 270 degree crank can play on a parallel twin, so the genuine Yamaha accessory Akrapovic full exhaust system was the choice of the day. Fitting took around half an hour and is a pretty simple job on a naked bike like this.

You can leave the baffle in, or take it out. I chose to leave it in as I like the tasty grumble that is being emitted, not the super loud bark that comes YAMAHA MT-07 when you take it out.

Performance has been increased, (mainly torque) and it seems to have smoothed out the engine throughout the rev range. Akrapovic claims an increase of 2kW and 3.2Nm and a weight reduction of 1.6kg, not to mention the slimmer appearance thanks to the muffler box being under the bike, rather than sticking out the side.

Most of the Yamaha range has an accessory Akrapovic exhaust available, I highly recommend you check them out at your local dealer or by visiting Both you, and your bike will love the purchase! SW

TUCKED AWAY DUCATI SCRAMBLER

The Bear has been swanning around overseas on a tour you’ll read about shortly, so his Scrambler has been sitting pretty in his garage waiting for his return. I knew I should have got the keys off him before he left! SW

AND AS A SPECIAL TREAT…
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200V 72

The next issue of MOTORCYCLIST will feature a roundup of the Kuryakyn accessories arranged by Rollies Speed Shop (www.rolliesspeedshop.com) and fitted to our Sportster 72 by Iron Head Customs (http://motorcycles-melbourne.com.au/) in Hoppers Crossing near Melbourne.

Mmm… shiny! PT

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