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A Red Dot Design award for an Akrapovič exhaust line

A motorcycle exhaust line awarded by the prestigious Red Dot Awards Product Design! But not just any line, since it is an Akrapovič titanium model specially developed for the noble Ducati 1199 Panigale… To be admired here!

The calm of the summer period often gives the opportunity to take stock of the beginning of the past year. Among the episodes that have marked the world of motorcycle equipment and accessories, there is one that seems to have escaped the online motorcycle press… Akrapovič won a Red Dot Award “Best of the Best” – a prestigious international design prize – for his complete titanium Evolution line for Ducati 1199 Panigale, what confirms his penchant for design. It will now be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum, alongside the BMW I3 or the Sony Xperia™ Z Ultra phone.

A little more design in your Panigale

Developed especially for the Italian Superbike, this line is composed of'a specific titanium alloy, precisely formed and welded by hand for optimal performance, combined with carbon for high temperature resistance and light weight. Technical choices whose impact on the design of the entire product must have attracted the German jury of the Red Dot Awards, who also cited the forcite futuristic police motorcycle helmet.

An Akrapovic product elected from 4,800 candidates

« The complete Akrapovič Evolution titanium line for Ducati 1199 Panigale is precise and tuned for performance“, declared the jury. “ It displays a unique expressiveness achieved only when design is taken into account from the earliest stages of product conception. Know-how and high-tech materials merge in a fascinating way. This exhaust optimizes the motorcycle's power, while offering a weight reduction of 4.8 kg« .

It must be recognized that the Akrapovič Evolution titanium line for the Ducati 1199 Panigale does not lack charisma as such. Enough to beautify the Panigale, itself awarded in 2013 by the Red Dot Awards ! More seriously, this prize is not trivial for Akra since it rewards a single product among a sample of 4,800. In short, this reinforces the elitist dimension of this line, already well highlighted by its price, set to €3,785.83 by the Slovenian manufacturer (recommended retail price).


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