BlogTop 10 Motorcycle Exhausts To Look Out For in 2021

Summer is here, the sun is shining and we’re all raring to get out and ride. We all want that perfect ride, and investing in an aftermarket performance exhaust is one way to achieve increased power, improve your look and save weight to see you through your adventures this summer. The only problem is, what exhaust should you go for? You’re not alone in this thinking. Many bikers, whether you’re an experienced rider or new to bikes and aftermarket products, can struggle to pick a suitable exhaust for their bike and what they’re wanting to achieve.

In our latest blog, we’re going to look at our top 10 picks from our trusted brands which are guaranteed to make your look sound and perform better handpicked by our experts. Please note some of these exhaust models are currently only listed to 2020 where we're waiting for a manufacturer update, but they were so good we had to include them. 


1. The Termignoni D199 Black Titanium Decat Silencers for the Ducati Streetfighter V4 / S (2020-21)

We have been distributing Termignoni for over 15 years and we can safely say that they are the ‘Italian Sound’. This includes the racing silencers with decat to connect to your existing stock headers and a Sprint Performance Air Filter and T800 Upmap specially designed to increase the power and torque of your Streetfighter. It has the classic Termignoni look too, which will definitely give it some extra sex appeal in terms of looks and is guaranteed to supercharge your Ducati. 


TERMIGNONI D199 BLACK TITANIUM DECAT SILENCERSTermignoni D199 Black Titanium Decat Silencers - Ducati Streetfighter V4 / S 2020-21

Full product specs include:

  • Titanium Black Racing Slip on Silencers
  • Titanium clamps
  • Decat link pipe
  • Carbon heat shields
  • Fits with original Ducati fairing
  • CNC black anodised end caps
  • Dual outlet each side
  • Increased Power of + 10.55 Hp at 13,400 rpm
  • Increased Torque of + 8.34 Nm at 11,000 rpm
  • Free T800 UpMap Included
  • Free Performance Air Filter
  • 94db with db killers installed
  • Removable db killers
  • Not homologated - Non road legal

Suitable for: 

  • Ducati Streetfighter V4 / S 2020-21

Listen to that authentic Italian Sound:


2. Termignoni Titanium Racing System for the Montesa Cota (All Models 2005-2021)

Next up is another Termignoni system which is sure to optimise the your Montesa bike’s performance. As with all Termignoni Exhausts, this has been developed and researched to offer longer life, more agility and superior performance, using specialist materials that maximise lightness and strength. In terms of weight reduction, it reduces the weight by 0.8kg when compared to the OEM exhaust. This exhaust has a racing character and it’s designed to perfectly adapt to the lines of your bike improving it’s aerodynamics.


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Full Product Specs Include:

  • Full Titanium Collector
  • Titanium sleeve
  • Carbon End Cap
  • Reduced weight of 0.8 kg compared to the stock exhaust

Suitable for:

  • Montesa Cota 260 4RT, 260 4RT Race Replica, 300 RR, 4Ride and 301 RR


3. Termignoni Conical Slip-On Silencers for the Triumph Thruxton 1200 R / RS 2016-21

Our next pick from Termignoni are the conical slip-on silencers made for the Triumph Thruxton 1200 R / RS 2016-2021 models. This is a slip-on, so it has the natural advantage of easier installation than a full system but will still offer serious performance improvement to both power and torque. Made with lightweight Stainless Steel, this is aftermarket exhaust for you if you own a Triumph Thruxton 1200 R/RS.


Termignoni  Conical Slip on Silencers - Triumph Thruxton 1200 R / RS 2016-21Termignoni  Conical Slip on Silencers - Triumph Thruxton 1200 R / RS 2016-21

Full Product Specs: 

  • Increase of power ( + 2,36 HP at 6800 rpm)
  • Increase of torque (+ 2,48 NM at 6800 rpm)
  • Max gain at 3,500 rpm ( + 2,44 HP and +4,7 Nm )
  • Homologated Euro 4 up to 2020. Not homologated for 2021
  • Stainless Steel Sleeve
  • CNC Black anodised rear cap
  • 4kg per pair

Suitable for:

  • Triumph Thruxton 1200 R/RS 2016-21 models

Listen to the Dynotest Bench here:


4.  The Termignoni Relevance Full System Carbon Silencer for the Yamaha MT-07 2013-20

Our final Termignoni pick is the Relevance Full 2:1 System Carbon Silencer, compatible for the Yamaha MT-07 2013-20 models. Although the silencer has an homologation code, the exhaust is only fully homologated when used in conjunction with the catalyzer which is supplied with an homologation certificate and offered as an option. Due to the use of high quality materials in Termignoni exhausts they will push improvements in strength, speed and lightness for a better driving experience. The materials are also resistant to high temperatures which helps reduce weight.


Termignoni Full System Relevance Carbon Silencer Yamaha MT-07 2013-20Termignoni Full System Relevance Carbon Silencer Yamaha MT-07 2013-20










Full Product Specs:

  • Stainless steel
  • Relevance Carbon Silencer
  • Removable dB killer
  • Carbon end cap
  • Stainless steel internals
  • Euro3+Euro4 - Homologated

Suitable for:

  • Yamaha MT-07 2013-20 models


5. QD Power Gun 21 Silencers for the MV Agusta Brutale 800 2018-20

QD Exhausts are the next brand we’re going to look at and one we’re a big fan of personally, as we’re the sole UK distributor for them. The Power Gun 21 Silencers for the MV’s has been improved with a new grid on the outlet ports and a new retaining system for the db killer. The grids are easily removable and underneath there are the db-killers that are held by a circlip, the exhaust can then be used without the db-killers and leaving the grids on. It uses the stock header-pipes and is created with a rockwool muffler and it is compatible with the original catalyst-converter. The improvement you can expect with this exhaust can be 2.5HP gain.


QD Power Gun 21 Silencers - MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 800 2018-20QD Power Gun 21 Silencers - MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 800 2018-20










Full Product Specs:

  • Available in Silver or Dark versions
  • The three “dragster style” end-caps are in machine-worked anodized Ergal.
  • The exhaust system is created with specific volumes and passages, that give to the motorcycle the best performance result and an aggressive voice.
  • The kit includes all the brackets and instructions for an easy fitment.
  • The exhaust system is Euro 4 homologated
  • The horsepower gain is 2.5 HP 
  • 30 month warranty by activating the service card

Suitable for:

  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 2018-20 models

Listen to it here:


6. QD Twin Gunshot Titanium Silencers for the Indian FTR 1200 / S 2018-20

Next up on the list is the QD Twin Gunshot Titanium Silencers. This twin titanium Gunshot muffler set with thermo-injected magnesium endcaps is manufactured with the same care and level of detail all QD exhausts are and the performance benefits speak for themselves, with a 5.4HP increase without the optional decat pipe which can take you up to +12HP with performance mapping too. Stainless steel used in the build ensures it’s lightweight and an all round attractive look. A fantastic exhaust and one we’d strongly recommend for your Indian FTR 1200 / S.


QD Twin Gunshot Titanium Silencers - Indian FTR 1200 / S 2018-20QD Twin Gunshot Titanium Silencers - Indian FTR 1200 / S 2018-20









Full Product Specs:

  • Twin titanium Gunshot exhausts with thermo-injected magnesium end caps.
  • Includes all the fixing brackets, screws and the carbon fibre heat shield
  • Stainless steel 52mm pipework tig welded
  • Euro 4 Homologated
  • Weight - 3.7 kg
  • Power gain + 5.4 hp

Optional decat pipe:

  • Stainless steel pipework
  • Tig welded 60mm diameter
  • Weight - 0.8 kg
  • Power gain with performance mapping +12 hp
  • ECU remapping recommended

Suitable for:

  • Indian FTR 1200 / S 2018-20

Watch the full overview here:


7. The QD Power Gun Titanium Silencers for the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR 2019-21

Our last QD pick is the power gun titanium silencers for the MV Agusta Brutale bike and it’s a brilliant piece of kit. One big advantage straight away is that a full fitting kit is included meaning no modifications are needed. Once fitted, you can expect a power gain of 7HP (we need to note that this is in racing configuration mode) and the exhaust system is developed with specific volumes and flows in order to achieve the best performance result and the most aggressive voice - perfect for making you look, sound and perform better.


QD Power Gun Titanium Silencers - MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 1000 RR 2019-21QD Power Gun Titanium Silencers - MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 1000 RR 2019-21










Full Product Specs:

  • The QD exhaust system Power-Gun Series uses the stock header-pipes.
  • Four Titanium silencers
  • Stainless steel TIG welded pipework and fits onto the stock catalyst-converter.
  • Four end-caps made of machine-worked teflon coated Ergal.
  • The exhaust system is developed with specific volumes and flows in order to achieve the best performance result and the most aggressive voice.
  • Euro 4 homologated road legal
  • The horsepower gain is about 7 HP at the top end.
  • Removable db killers
  • 30 month warranty by activating the service card
  • Power gain +7HP*
  • Please note - Power gain is in racing configuration mode

Suitable for: 

  • MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR 2019-21

See more of it here:


8.  The IXRACE MK1 Dual Silencers for the Triumph Scrambler 1200 2018-21

Next up is another brand which is tried and tested, IXRACE, the race arm of Ixil Exhausts who we have been sole UK distributors of for 15 years. They’re slip-on silencers so there’s an easy installation (handy for newer riders) and they connect to the stock collectors too. Due to Ixil’s innovation in design and development they’re at a reduced weight to aid with lightness. Ixil have over 60 year’s experience in creating fantastic sounding aftermarket exhausts, so you can’t go wrong with your Triumph with these.


Ixrace MK1 Dual Silencers - Triumph Scrambler 1200 2018-21Ixrace MK1 Dual Silencers - Triumph Scrambler 1200 2018-21









Full Product Specs: 

  • Dual black slip on silencers
  • AISI 304 Stainless Steel
  • Conical 90-100 mm shape
  • Length 320 mm
  • Each silencer weight - 1.18 kg
  • Grid exit exhausts
  • Includes fixtures and fittings
  • Not homologated
  • No db killers
  • Connects to stock collectors
  • Ixrace laser etched logo

Suitable for:

  • Triumph Scrambler 1200 2018-21 models


9. The IXIL Race Carbon Silencer for the KTM Superduke R 1290 2020-21

The IXIL race carbon silencer is next up on our list, which is manufactured from AISI304 stainless steel with satin matt finish. The conical end cap is manufactured from high temperature carbon fiber epoxy resin with bright finish. It’s lightweight which helps with weight and offers some serious improvement to how your bike looks, sounds and feels.












Full Product Specs:

  • Shape - Conical
  • Length - 230 mm.
  • Weight - 0.8kg.
  • LOGO - Laser marking
  • Body Material - Inox AISI304
  • Body Finish - Matt polished
  • End Cap - Carbon fiber
  • Not Homologated

Suitable for:

  • KTM Superduke R 1290 2020-201 models


10. IXIL Black Dual Hyperlow Full System for the Kawasaki Z650 2017-21

The IXIL black dual hyperlow full system for the Kawasaki Z650 is our final exhaust to look out for in 2021. The silencer is manufactured from AISI 304 stainless steel with black lacquer finish and the end caps made in aluminum with matt anodizing finish. Not only does this system improve the look of the bike massively, it also has some serious performance improvements too. You can always be sure of the quality of IXIL exhausts and this one is no exception.


IXIL Black Dual Hyperlow Full System - KAWASAKI Z650 2017-21IXIL Black Dual Hyperlow Full System - KAWASAKI Z650 2017-21










Full Product Specs:

  • Shape:- Dual Round 60mm Hyperlow
  • Stainless Steel Collectors
  • Length:- 430mm.
  • Weight:- 2.4Kg.
  • Finish:- Black HT Paint
  • Material:- Inox AISI304
  • Removable db Killers:- Yes
  • Homologated - Euro 4
  • Please note - Homologated for 2017-2019 models

Suitable for:

  • Kawasaki Z650 2017-21 models


Buy a Motorcycle Exhaust from Motorcycle Performance Store

So, now we’ve covered what performance exhausts we’d personally recommend based on our experience with the brand and products, all that’s left to do is buy one and start enjoying the benefits of looking, sounding and performing better. 

You can click any of the products we’ve recommended above, they will directly link to those products where you can find out more info and purchase the exhaust. If you’d like to look around and try and find something more specific for your make and model of bike or something more your style, visit our full motorcycle performance exhausts store here

Alongside our recommendations for exhausts, we would strongly encourage and advise you to look into DNA Performance Air Filters too, as they enable the engine to draw air at a higher rate to assist with fuel induction mixing and combustion. These, in our opinion are essential for maximising performance if you're investing in an aftermarket exhaust. 

DNA Performance Air Filters - Motorcycle Performance Store









Motorcycle Performance Store are official UK distributors for Termignoni Exhausts, QD Exhausts, IXIL Exhausts and IXRACE Exhausts with many years experience so if you have any questions about your bike, contact us here.

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