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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015
  • Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 - Stainless Steel/Carbon Fiber
  • Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 - Stainless Steel / Carbon Fiber
  • Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 - Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fiber
  • Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 - Carbon Fiber / Carbon Fiber
  • Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 - Carbon Fiber / Carbon Fiber

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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R

The Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust represents the first step into the world of exhaust system tuning. By no means entry level, it offers a great balance between price and performance. Each bespoke exhaust is designed to enhance the performance and match the design philosophy of your motorcycle. Transform the nature of your bike by adding not just more power, but also that unique, deep and resonant Akrapovic sound. Whether your choices are carbon fiber or titanium, you can be sure that every step in the R&D, design and manufacturing processes of each exhaust has been performed by a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers.

It’s not just about peak power - Akrapovic exhaust systems deliver increased performance throughout the entire RPM range. Increases in power and torque result in a much smoother power delivery and ride. All Akrapovic exhaust system measurements are formulated on in-house computer-controlled flow benches.


  • No fuel remapping required, but for optimal performance RevZilla recommends use of a fuel controller
  • A combination of beautiful machine and hand welds
  • Patented hexagonal muffler
  • CNC machined muffler inlet cap
  • Optimized to maximize lean angle
  • All carbon fiber parts are produced in-house
  • Air-tight quality controlled production means your exhaust will be perfect
  • High-quality, silicon-shielded stainless steel exhaust springs

Unit Stock Exhaust Akrapovic Max Gain
Max Power kW 32.1 at 8400 rpm 32.5 at 8400 rpm + 0.4 at 7600 rpm
HP (m) 43.7 at 8400 rpm 44.2 at 8400 rpm + 0.6 at 7600 rpm
HP (i) 43.1 at 8400 rpm 43.6 at 8400 rpm + 0.6 at 7600 rpm
Max Torque Nm 42.8 at 6300 rpm 43.5 at 6200 rpm + 0.8 at 5200 rpm
lb-ft 31.6 at 6300 rpm 32.1 at 6200 rpm + 0.6 at 5200 rpm
Weight kg 4.2 Stainless 2.8 / Carbon 1.9 Stainless - 1.4 / Carbon - 2.3
lb 9.3 Stainless 6.2 / Carbon 4.2 Stainless - 3.1 / Carbon - 5.1
% - - Stainless - 33.3 / Carbon - 54.8

This Product Fits:
CB500F 2013, 2014, 2015
CB500X 2013, 2014, 2015
CBR500R 2013, 2014, 2015
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Stainless Steel/Carbon Fiber / Without Center Stand 897332 S-H5SO2-HRSS Out of Stock
Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fiber / With Center Stand 938526 SH5SO2HRC/S-H5SO2-HRC In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015 5 5 5 5
Great exhaust thats a little pricey but worth the premium This is a great exhaust. The sound is wonderful and deep compared to the stock exhaust on my 2013 Honda CB500X. I'm not one for the pipes that wake up the neighborhood and annoy folks, but wanted something more noticeable than the quiet one that came on the bike. I can't vouch for any noticeable horsepower increase that other users have claimed. It seemed about the same as it always has after installation, but I'm a 32 year old rider that accelerates comfortably and maxes out at about 70 on the highway. Installation was easy. I'm a new rider who had never done any work on a bike, and was able to get this installed following the included instructions in about an hour. The baffling has a spot welded screw that is easiest to remove with a dremel tool if you're interested in that. I removed mine because with it in, it's only slightly louder than the stock (but still produced a deeper sound). It's a little pricier than the other brands, but doing research online, Akrapovic seemed to be very highly regarded and worth the premium price. September 2, 2014
Wow I was a little hesitant to put a muffler on the CB500 as I was concerned the parallel twin would sound ratty. This pipe sounds awesome. Totally changed the bike. Install was perfect - I think it was on and warming up in about 10 mins. The fit & finish were excellent. I removed the db killer - since this retains the factory cat the bike is not terribly loud with the insert removed. It is a little boomy when you are downshifting in town, but above 40 mph you don't hear the drone. All in all I have been extremely impressed with the muffler and with Revzilla (awesome delivery & cust service). July 21, 2014
excellent product i have a 2013 cb500f and this exhaust fit perfectly took about 10 min to install and looks and sounds great, sounds even better with the baffle removed.... ride safe June 10, 2014
Excellent throaty slip on exhaust! The first exhaust I ordered here was the Yoshimura slip on but unfortunately it arrived with a crack on the pipe. I excitedly opened up the box and took everything out and had to repackage everything up. Excellent customer service with a full return on the exhaust and ordered this Akrapovic slip on which arrived extremely fast to my house! I am much happier with this exhaust in both looks and quality. It feels lighter than the Yoshimura and louder. Install was more time consuming because I had to install the spring and add anti seize compound on the Akrapovic. I read the install guide to make sure I was doing everything correctly where the Yoshimura was straight bolt on nothing to add or attach. Yoshimura the spring was pre installed and arrived without any compound was plug and play. I drove around for 6 miles without the baffle and I don't plan on putting it back on. My bike sounds so much better without being too loud (even though i would prefer a louder exhaust) once you reach 5th or 6th gear going 50mph it was quiet and just a bit louder than stock. I recommend this slip on! December 19, 2013
beautiful exhaust. packaged very well. box was damaged but exhaust well protected. took me about 30 mins. to remove stock muffler & install new one. super easy! I ride a Honda 500r & wanted a little bit louder exhaust note. got it but just barely. maybe 5 dbs at the most. exhaust looks great & matches my carbon fiber ft. fender! wish it was a little louder though. August 18, 2013
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Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust Honda CB500F / CB500X / CBR500R 2013-2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jose E: A lot of Great Reviews! Great experience with Revzilla when I first purchased from them previously. Will continue to do business with them! Apr 7, 2015
Mitchell S: Want to be heard by cars Jan 17, 2015
robert f: honda cbr500r was quiet as a church mouse. needed a little more sound but not too much! this slip-on sounds good & seems to help engine performance. looks great & easy to install. it took me about 30 mins. & I took my time to make sure I got it on perfect. Jan 29, 2014
rhonda p: reputation and the look of it Oct 10, 2013
A shopper asked: Does the slip on have a removable baffle or silencer? Oct 20, 2013
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Craig B: Yes it does, It slips in to the tail pipe end and is fastened by a small machine bolt, which can be removed. When removed the muffler is throaty and much louder. I leave mine in but it depends upon your taste. Even in, you will hear a low and impressive throaty growl. I love this muffler. It's #1 on my list as it doesn't need to be re-packed for 10K miles, was made for my bike so a power commander isn't needed, and sounds great. If not this muffler than my only, only other choice barring cost is a Leo Vance.

Easy to install and quality made. It's the Rolex of slip-on's. Igor didn't misrepresent his product.
Oct 22, 2013
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Jakub P: yes. you can remove it with a 3mm hex wrench. with the baffle in, it sounds stock....so you might as well take it out. very pleased with akrapovic. Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hey, did anybody get the Carbon Fiber / Carbon Fiber exhaust? Does it really need the Center Stand? Yaron Jun 5, 2014
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Peter T: I purchased the carbon slip on about 2 months ago. No worries on center stand man it's not nessary just be careful with your bike. Jun 5, 2014
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robert f: no, I don't have a centerstand on my cbr500r and it fit perfect. easy to install by yourself also! Jun 5, 2014
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jeremy p: I have it. It has a tab for the center stand stop. Does not need a center stand. Jun 5, 2014
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A S: Thanks everybody! Jun 6, 2014
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Nelly S asked: I have a Honda CB500 FA, the model with ABS, with no Center Stand. So I need to buy the one without center stand? That will fit ok on my motorcycle? Dec 10, 2014
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Doug G: The center stand pipe just has an additional small bracket on it to prevent the center stand from hitting the chain. If you don't have a center stand, it doesn't matter which you get, either one will fit. (I have the center stand pipe on a CB500FA, you can't tell the difference.) Dec 10, 2014
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Joshua L: The fit on my 500 was great. It's a great is purchase. They all are made to fit the bikes with center stand now. I asked the same question when I purchased mine. The extra part that was added for the stand is hidden from view so it was never a problem for me. Dec 10, 2014
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James V: The titanium exhaust will fit. The carbon fiber pipe has a tab on it that the center stand hits. I have a cb500 x with a center stand so I had to go with the carbon fiber. Dec 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: can somebody explain me what means "with center stand" and what "without center stand" ? Thanks :) Mar 13, 2014
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Sam M: I'm pretty sure that's if you are using it for the CB500X which I believe you can add a center stand to that particular bike. Mar 26, 2014
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Eric F: The fitment question regarding with or without center stand will determine whether or not your exhaust will come with an additional piece welded on it that will provide a resting point for your center stand bump stop. If you have a center stand and do not order the correct exhaust (with center stand), the center stand will not rest properly and ride up on to your chain. Jun 27, 2014
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A S: A necessity for more secure parking on variable ground surfaces, a center stand also facilitates cleaning and rear wheel maintenance. May 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Why is there an option with or without center stand. Are they talking bike center stand or is there another mount on the pipe?

Jan 14, 2014
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Eric F: The option refers to whether or not the slip-on exhaust will have an additional piece welded to it for your OEM center stand to rest on. Without that piece, your center stand will rest on your chain! So, if you have a Honda OEM center stand, select the option "with center stand" and your exhaust will have the correct fitment. Jun 27, 2014
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robert f: I don't know what that's about. I looked for a center stand & was told they don't make them for a cbr500r Feb 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Soon to get a Honda CB500F and hoping to change the exhaust this, would I still be ok with my full A2 (English, UK) licence? Basically would it go above 47BHP?

Thank-you, Mathew
May 16, 2015
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Shane G: Mostly a slip on exhaust alone will mainly change the sound signature of the motorcycle. From what I have seen and researched most systems net you between a 1-2HP increase and changing out the air filter with new fuel controller can net another 2-3HP increase. As long as your coppers don't do random dyno stops you should be just fine. :) Jun 21, 2015
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A S asked: Did anybody get the Carbon-Fiber/Carbon-Fiber exhaust? Does it really require the Center Stand? Jun 5, 2014
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Eric F: it does not "require" a center stand. See my other two answers above if you are unsure. Jun 27, 2014
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