Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
I have the Akrapovic Carbon Fiber on my 310GS and am very happy with it. Easy to install and if I had an "R", the mount for that is included also. The sound is fine and I can't remember if I have the baffle in or out. It is not so loud that I can't think.
I will have to look and see about baffle as I have an RC390 with the RS9 dual exhaust on. One of them when I removed the baffle was so loud I could not drive it without a helmet plus 30db foam earplugs. I always ride with a full-face helmet.
The carbon fiber is not as nice as the Yoshimura, but I like it better than stainless. I think the Remus is painted and I don't like that either.
Yoshimura finally came out with an exhaust but it is only stainless for now. The Akrapovic does not hang out anymore than OEM. Just make sure you have long pants on or you may burn the back of your calf it it hit the pipe when your leg is down. I also notic3ed the back heel of my boot hitting the pipe when the ball of my foot is on the pegs.
Akrapovic does make a CF heat shield for it now, it is on their site (no photo though) might get one if I ever see what it looks like.
Someone posted that they had trouble with the swing arm hitting the Remus exhaust but they might not have rotated the end pipe correctly.
It just comes down to which one you like, As for me I chose Akrapovic plus I can't see spending close to $1,000 USD for an exhaust which is about 19% of the cost of the bike.
2018 BMW G310GS White
2017 Hyosung GD250R Black/Gray
2016 KTM RC390
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE (sold)
2008 Hyosung GT250R (crashed)
199x Kawasaki Ninja 250 (engine failure)