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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-11-2002, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Akrapovic exhausts

Do you know what Akrapovic exhausts were called originally?
Why did they change to Akrapovic?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-11-2002, 10:38 PM
 
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I believe they used to be called Skorpion exhausts. Dunno why they changed it though, although Akropovic is the owner/engineer's name.
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Ted900 you are right!

They used to be Scorpion, then they had some trouble with Ford and another exhaust firm in UK using the same name.
Since they make the best exhausts in the world they decided to go on and change their name to something really exclusive, so the Owner/Chief Design Engineer used his surname.
His name is Igor Akrapovic.

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They still put that little scorpion design on the can though...its eerily similar to my roommate's tatoo.(Honestly, who tatoos a scorpion on their arm???? oh yea....drunken spring break college students.)
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bonus question, what motorcycle manufacturer was also threaten by ford for using the name "zephyr," and what name did the line of motorcycles continue under. and if you think about the mercury zephyr, this company should've been thankful.

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I am excluded, Aris is excluded, Andy is excluded, Triple is excluded, Tom Bozeman is excluded. Have I forgotten anyone ?


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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 12:01 PM
 
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Kawi had a zephyr.i think it was around 90-92.And possibly changed to the Elimitator<spelling?>1n 1996.not to sure

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Yeah, you probably should exclude me since I owned a ******** Zephyr 550
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It is Kawasaki, but not changed to the Eliminator (ZL), it's now the ZR7.
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I am excluded, Aris is excluded, Andy is excluded, Triple is excluded, Tom Bozeman is excluded. Have I forgotten anyone ?
Mike you are a real gentleman

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PS. You forgot Emrah, he's here also
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