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The future of things

A pioneer in its field, Akrapovi? is widely recognised 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 1000 employees using the latest technology, processes and finest materials. The Racing R&D department works with dozens of racing teams. Over 100 world champions have already relied on Akrapovi? exhaust systems. And this is just the beginning of a long exciting ride.


Interview with Igor Akrapovic (Owner)

Interview with Uros Rosa (CEO)

OUR STORY

Tradition and excellence of a timeless pioneer

1970s-1990

Igor Akrapovi? winning racing titles and looking for perfection


Igor Akrapovi? winning racing titles and looking for perfection

The company’s founder, Igor Akrapovi?, 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.

1991

The Akrapovi? is founded

The Akrapovi? is founded

The company is based on the founder’s personal motorcycle racing experiences, particularly his feeling for four-stroke engines, especially racing engines, in terms of how to best to tune them for optimum power and sound.

1993

International motorsports breakthrough


International motorsports breakthrough

Kawasaki Deutschland tests an Akrapovi? 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.

1997

First victory in WSBK


First victory in WSBK

The company celebrates their first victory in an individual Superbike race with Akira Yanagawa, Japan, on a Kawasaki sporting an Akrapovi? race exhaust. Soon afterwards, every single Japanese team in the Superbike World Championship uses Akrapovi? race exhaust systems.

1999

New state-of-the-art facilities


New state-of-the-art facilities

In less than a decade, Akrapovi? has grown from a small workshop-style company to a company with worldwide prominence, built on racing victories. They move from a workshop space into a lot bigger and state-of-the-art factory.

2000

First World Championship title in WSBK


First World Championship title in WSBK

Colin Edwards, USA, wins Akrapovi?'s first SBK World Championship title racing on his Castrol Honda SP-01. The Akrapovi? entry into the SBK World Championship is followed by victories in important national championships: the American AMA Superbike and the Japanese All Japan Superbike Championship.

2002

Entry into MotoGP class


Entry into MotoGP class

Akrapovi? begin a long-term cooperation with Honda, Kawasaki and Aprilia factory teams.

2004

Introduced to Formula 1


Introduced to Formula 1

The company manufacture a race exhaust system for a Formula 1 race car that is used by one of the top racing teams.

2007

A new logo is introduced




As the company decided to operate solely under the founder’s family name, Akrapovi?, the main features of the logo remained the same.

2008

First victory at Nürburgring


First victory at Nürburgring

Manthey-Racing at the ADAC 24-Hour Race at Nürburgring delivered the company’s first victory in 24-hour endurance car racing with a Porsche 997 RSR.

2009

Track days




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 Akrapovi? exhaust system. On top of this, the Akrapovi? a-workx team wins the German Porsche Sports Cup in its rookie season.

2009

Launch of Akrapovi? foundry


Launch of Akrapovi? foundry

The company makes a great leap forward with a new cutting-edge foundry. It is their fourth major division in addition to motorcycle exhaust systems, car exhaust systems and composite products.

2010

In the land of the free


In the land of the free

The first subsidiary, Akrapovi? America LLC, based in Irvine, California, is established. After getting many “Best Brand” awards, the company is voted the most popular among readers of a German car magazine, Sport Auto.

2011

Platinum anniversary


Platinum anniversary

Akrapovi? celebrate 20 years in business. They are also deeply involved in MotoGP with the Yamaha and Suzuki factory teams as part of the Akrapovi? largest-ever motorcycle racing programme.

2012

First car world titles


First car world titles

“Official Partner” status with Audi Sport is confirmed. Akrapovi? participate at the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship. This endurance race series includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which Audi wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012 with a fitted Akrapovi? race exhaust. An Audi R18 e-tron quattro racing car, equipped with an Akrapovi? exhaust system, wins the first world championship title for Akrapovi? on four wheels.

2012

A Memorable Racing Season


A Memorable Racing Season

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

Even more racing wins


Even more racing wins

Akrapovi? 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 Akrapovi? 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 Akrapovi? exhaust system.

2014

Expansion and Red Dot Award


Expansion and Red Dot Award

After winning the first double victory in the world-renowned Dakar Rally in the car and moto categories, Akrapovi? 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 Akrapovi? Evolution Line (Titanium) for the Ducati 1199 Panigale. In August, production started moving to a new location in ?rnomelj 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.

2015

The new generation of exhaust systems


The new generation of exhaust systems

The new generation of exhaust systems pushed the limits of exhaust design and manufacture even further in 2015, with lighter systems featuring a host of cutting-edge designs. The Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust system for the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé and the first titanium version of the (r)evolutionary exhaust system for the Ducati Multistrada both demonstrated the latest innovative and high-tech exhaust technology when they were launched at the prestigious IAA and EICMA shows.

2016

100th World Championship


100th World Championship

Further triumphs came with the important Red Dot awards, with success for products from both the car and motorcycle sectors. The racing year kicked off with victory in the Dakar Rally, and successes racked up through 2015, with nine world champions using Akrapovi?-equipped machines being crowned – including reaching the milestone of 100 World Championship titles won by Akrapovi? when Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) secured the MotoGP title. The latest high-profile racing collaboration was announced when Suzuki was confirmed as Akrapovi?’s newest MotoGP partner.

2016

25th anniversary


25th anniversary

Akrapovi? is marking an important milestone in the company’s history in 2016, when the Slovenian exhaust specialist is observing its 25th anniversary. This significant landmark will be celebrated throughout the year with various events and the highly exciting production of a very limited edition of selected motorcycle and car exhaust systems. To kick off the celebrations, Akrapovi? has prepared a special logo to mark the occasion, featuring an interlocked “25” in the shape of a racetrack, with a chicane design element to honour one of the most important areas of the firm’s history: the highly emotive and exciting world of racing.

2016
Red Dot and Best of the Best award Red Dot and Best of the Best award After winning three Red Dot awards for product design, including the Best of the Best award in 2014 in 2015, the expert panel has awarded Akrapovi? the Red Dot in the Product Design 2016 category for the Evolution Line exhaust system for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and the Slip-On Line exhaust system for the Lamborghini Aventador.

TRADEMARK

Akrapovi? and the Akrapovi? symbols are protected as trademarks in over 60 countries worldwide. The excellence of Akrapovi? products is reflected in the value and perception of the trademark, aspiring to maintain its position as a synonym for high-quality exhaust systems. As such, the Akrapovi? trademark is invaluable for the company, which takes all trademark infringement cases under serious consideration.

For additional information on trademark and other intellectual property rights, as well as infringement notification proceedings, please consult the Legal notice.

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Akrapovic 2015+ Corvette C7 Z06 Axle-Back Exhaust System

Akrapovic 2015+ Corvette C7 Z06 Axle-Back Exhaust System

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Akrapovic 2015+ Corvette C7 Z06 Cat-Back Exhaust System

Akrapovic 2015+ Corvette C7 Z06 Cat-Back Exhaust System

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