Akrapovic was founded in 1990 by Igor Akrapovic . His knowledge of exhaust systems and motorcycles came by his personal experiences when he drove and raced for ten years at both the national and international levels. During his racing career Akrapovic found that there was a distinct lack of high-quality exhaust systems available to the public . The systems that existed were technically unsatisfactory , often made of heavy steel and the system that was reasonably good cost too much for the average customer . Akrapovic then decided to simply start making their own exhausts. In order to provide the best products replaced the heavy steel with lighter materials such as carbon fiber and titanium. Along with five others Akrapovic started the business and what once was an innovative -driven group composed only of six people is now a large prominent company with over 500 employees . Akrapovics vision was clear from the beginning and they cling to it today : to produce the best most high quality exhaust systems that must be available to all, both racing teams and the public. Only the best is good enough!