Top 5 Best BMW S1000RR Exhaust Systems

The BMW brand has been around for a very long time. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, is a German company historically known for creating luxury vehicles such as cars and motorcycles. They always strive to produce something better than their previous creation, knowing that there will always be room for improvement when it comes to their automobiles.

Back in 2009, they’ve developed one of their most famous motorcycles – and this time it’s for racing. Meet the BMW S1000RR, the flagship performance motorbike of the BMW, which has been on continuous production up until now. It’s famous for its sophisticated style that looks like a premium European race motorcycle. The BMW S1000RR dominated the Macau Grand Prix as champions from 2015 to 2016.

The BMW S1000RR maybe a fine specimen, but it does come with flaws. Many riders claim that the stock exhaust system is somewhat disappointing for such a wild and untamed bike. If you’re one of them and you’re looking forward to replace or modify your exhaust system, then you’ve come to the right place. This is the guide for the best BMW S1000RR exhaust.

#1 Akrapovic Racing Full System Exhaust 

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In the 90s, a Slovenian racer by the name of Igor Akrapovic and his team decided to make their own motorcycle exhaust, mainly because Western motorcycle exhausts are expensive and difficult to obtain. As time went by, the company Akrapovic became a staple source of high-performance and high-quality exhausts.

Akrapovic is famous for their high-grade exhausts and their fairly high price tags. The Akrapovic Racing full system exhaust belongs to the Akrapovic Racing Line, where the mid-pipes and headers are made from stainless steel. It also comes with a titanium muffler and an end cap made of carbon fiber.

What stands out the most from this exhaust (aside from its price) is its weight reduction. Compared to the stock exhaust of a 2018 model, the Akrapovic weighs only 10.3lbs – now you know why it’s expensive.

#2 Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP

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Slip-ons are made for people who want to modify their bike’s exhaust without changing the stock head pipes, mid-pipes, and cans – just the muffler. Buying a slip-on is a perfect set-up for you when you just want the old stock muffler gone. If racing-performance mufflers are your thing, then you need to check out the Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP.

In terms of price, the Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP sits pretty high on the price ladder – for a reason. Akrapovic is known to deliver great results, thanks to its race-tested exhaust systems that will surely give the rider a ride of a lifetime. The materials for this exhaust are made from titanium (extremely durable) and the slip-on itself weighs about 49lbs.

Here’s what difference the Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP can bring in to your BMW S1000RR:

  • Stock: Maximum power at 13550RPM – 191.2HP
  • Akrapovic: Maximum power at 13400RPM – 192.7HP

This Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP is available for the 2017 and 2018 models.

#3 Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP 2020

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We can’t just get enough of Akrapovic, can’t we? Lo and behold, the latest Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust – GP, specifically made for the BMW S1000RR 2020. 

Akrapovic’s parts are both machine and hand welded to ensure the durability of the slip-on exhaust. Since Akrapovic is notorious for making high-quality exhaust systems made for competitive motorcycle races, this slip-on exhaust is made from top-notch stainless steel to make sure that exhaust system doesn’t overheat as much due to its low thermal conductivity.

What’s awesome about it is it’s available in two variants: street and titanium. Although as you already know, there is a significant difference between the sound a slip-on exhaust makes versus the sound that a full-system exhaust makes. But hey, #1, #2, and #3 are all Akrapovic, so the sound quality of their exhaust systems are sure to produce a sound that will make you grin.

#4 Hotbodies Racing Slip-On MGP

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Deviating from the Akrapovic, we got a Hotbodies Racing Slip-On MGP Exhaust. Only available for the oldest version of the BMW S1000RR, this slip-on exhaust boasts a deep and growling sound that will scare the living mess out of their competition. It is wallet-friendly, and at the same time, it gives the quality of a slip-on you seek for your 2009 BMW S1000RR.

Weighing only 2.5lbs, this slip-on is made from carbon fiber for a more modern and aerodynamic look. Its insides are wrapped with perforated cores. As for the end cap, it is made from stainless steel with a natural finish.

If you are looking for a cheap slip-on for your old buddy, then check this one out. Not only does it roar like a savage wild beast, but it also pats you on the back for not spending too much money when it comes to choosing the right slip-on.

#5 Two Brothers Racing Black Series Full Exhaust System

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And finally, for the last one on our list, we have a Two Brothers Racing Black Series M-2 Aluminum Canister Full Exhaust System. Buying one of these will provide you with two benefits: performance and sound unlike anything else. Every little detail of this full-system exhaust is well taken care of, and will surely deal with the problems a BMW S1000RR stock faces.

It’s made from stainless steel and aluminum while its muffler is made from aluminum. The exhaust consist of the following: a magnesium end cap coated with a black Teflon, an aluminum inlet colored like a black billet, and an outlet with a black reinforced canister. It also highlights an innovative set of exhaust systems with CNC machined aluminum inlets for easier maintenance.

What’s unique about this is the added horsepower and increased torque it gives. And did we mention the significant weight reduction it provides? It’s a worthy investment if you ask us. The Two Brothers Racing Black Series M-2 Aluminum Canister Full Exhaust System is available only for BMW S1000RR 2009 to 2013 models. 

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Bryce founded Dust Runners Automotive Journal in 2014 as a way to write about the cars he found interesting. He currently owns a 2003 Honda CRF450R Supermoto, 2006 Nissan 350Z, and a 2018 Yamaha MT09. Follow him on Instagram for more @bryce.cleveland.

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