Now stocking ceramic coated Arrow header in Tungsten and Black!
We saw so many customers wanting the ultimate in heat reduction getting their headers ceramic coated that we decided to save you the hassle and get it done for you. Headers can be chosen in a 'Tungsten Silver' or 'Black' color, we now stock these popular Arrow Headers fully ceramic coated inside and out, ready to ship. Simply add the option below for an additional $149.00.
The Arrow Racing Header eliminates the heavy and heat soaked catalytic converter for a 'true through' performance upgrade for the Adventure 1190/1290. This header will fit all stock configurations at the muffler joints and will work with any muffler that is designed to fit using the stock clamping method. What this means is that any muffler that will fit the stock mid-pipe will fit the Arrow mid-pipe as well as the attachment points are exactly the same as stock. No cutting or modification required as this is a bolt on product.
NEW! Rottweiler Performance has made special arrangements with Arrow Italy to have this exhaust system now supplied with 18mm O2 bungs in two places with a reducer to 12mm in the front tube and a plug for the rear underneath the bike where it cannot be seen.
What does this mean to you? Almost all stock exhaust systems are now coming with 12mm narrow band O2 bungs. While they are smaller in size, they are incapable of accepting the larger 18mm wide band O2's that are necessary for the use of a Dynojet Auto Tune or wide band O2's used for tuning on a dynometer with a Power Commander V. Now we offer Arrow exhaust systems 18mm O2 capable, and at a much lower price. A Rottweiler Performance exclusive that you cannot find anywhere else.
NOTE: This system requires you to reuse the rear downpipe off your stock exhaust system. Ceramic Coated customers will experience a dramatic reduction in heat even when re-using the stock down pipe.
O2 Plug Kit Option:
With the Arrow racing header your exhaust system will now have 3 x O2 bungs (1 x original 12mm on the down tube from the rear cylinder, and 2 x 18mm bungs on the Arrow header). The Arrow racing header does come with one 18 mm brass plug, but if you would like all your plugs to match in both looks and material, this is a complete kit.
Arrow open silencer and decat header sound test on a KTM Adventure. http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/exhaust-4/
Warranty fulfilled by Arrow Exhaust
Posted by Jeff Gilmore on 10th Feb 2021
I matched this with the stage 4 install and it sounds great. bolted up with no issues.
Posted by Nick Afman on 27th Oct 2020
Kit is great, quality is awesome but the kit does not include the rear drop down tube. Paying this kind of money and not having the full exhaust replaced is a bit of a slap in the face. This is a cat delete kit not a full exhaust kit. You must use the rear drop down tube with the new kit.
Posted by Paul Martin on 21st Dec 2019
The Arrow exhaust was very easy to install, looks great, mid range transition is much smoother and while I retained the stock muffler the sound is deeper and sounds better. I selected the Arrow based on it utilized the stock rear head pipe and could support multiple size O2 sensors. Would highly recommend this exhaust for anyone looking for an upgrade or improved performance.
Posted by Michael S. on 19th Nov 2019
The install for an 1190 will some time. Not too difficult, but time consuming to strip and reassemble the bike. The exhaust part was really easy, and the results are a much cooler running bike. The heat soak from the catalytic converter is obviously gone, and the coated pipe makes a difference. Sounds great with the arrow silencer.
Posted by KevinM on 23rd Jul 2019
The Arrow header is very well built and easy to install. My oil temps are now 10-15 deg lower than they were with the stock pipe. My Arrow header is ceramic coated. On the 1x90 series KTM's, the pipes under the crankcase so the radiant heat goes into the engine, and really heats it up when sitting still. The ceramic coating has reduced that significantly.
Posted by Steven Frank on 23rd May 2019
Perfect fit, easy to install. The top front header bolt was challenging to reach but with a 1/4 inch socket extension with swivel tip doable.
Looks great on bike I recommend the rear down pipe for perfect install.
Posted by email@example.com on 10th May 2019
It is the same for my regarding What everyone else has said. The only thing i will add is the sound, i didn't think about the sound quality of the bike until after i made the full exhaust swap. Once done however, i really enjoy the sound the 1290 makes. Its louder-for sure, but not over the top. Very happy with the purchase.
Posted by James Asturias on 6th Apr 2019
I replaced my stock system with the Arrow pipes out of necessity. I'm one of those boneheads who took his stock 1190 Adventure (no bash plate or crash guards) over Imogene Pass and was rewarded with a smashed head pipe (and a awesome memory). To rectify the situation I purchased this system with the ceramic coating (tungsten color).
A couple of things: 1. 2/3 of the heat issue is gone. The heat reduction is very noticeable. I was not in stop-and-go traffic but I did notice the difference immediately. The under seat header is still warm but that was not part of the system there for it is understandable that did not change. 2. The pipes are extremely good-looking but I can't tell you that there's a performance difference (simply couldn't notice a difference). I kept the stock can so I can't imagine there would be much of a pickup anyways.
Bottom line: These pipes are a great addition and something I would consider a must have if you spend much time riding slow where the heat becomes an issue. Only one negative I can think of and that is the installation directions absolutely suck. If you have any mechanical aptitude you can figure out to assemble the pipes and install them.
Posted by RJ on 29th Jul 2018
Yeah, this is it! Commuting on my 1090 Adventure was delightful except for the heat, and the ceramic coated Arrow header has knocked that down by about 60-70 percent--you can actually touch these with your bare hands a couple minutes after you finish a ride--it's freaky. The whole thing slid together so tightly you can't see a seam! Took about 3 hours, start to finish, to replace the old exhaust with this and an Arrow can. The finish and welds are high quality, the ceramic coating is smooth and even, no drips or low spots, and the fit is exact. The Arrow silencer is great, too--probably weighs about a third of the monstrous stock version (I got the titanium one), which is probably 15 or 20 pounds--it's like it's filled with water or something....
Immediate heat improvement, although there is still a little from the left side--this kit does not come with the replacement for the little 10 inch rear cylinder collector pipe, but Rottweiler actually has a ceramic coated version of that, too, although it requires a core and I didn't learn about it until I talked to Lee by email. It's probably something I will do in the not too distant future, especially since it's a pretty straightforward install.
The Arrow instructions are not as good as Chris', but they are easily up to the task. Use the metal lubricant for the joints (just a tiny bit) and they slide together like, well, like they were made to. The Carbon tip and heel guard are lovely, as well.
As always, unbelievable customer service. I ordered with with a stage IV intake kit with PCV and the maps were already loaded. Too easy.
Oh, and it sounds great--just enough V-twin throb, but there's no mistaking it for a Duc or HD--it's got its own thing going on there, and it's excellent--not loud, but good presence, with a little snarl.
Posted by David on 9th Jul 2018
Great lightweight header. Perfect item to finish unleashing the beast when combined with stage 4. The power delivery is smooth at the bottom and truly explodes on the upper 1/2 of the range. I see the redline a lot more often now... I haven't ridden in traffic yet so I can't really comment on the heat reduction but it seems to be a bit better. I can confirm that it does fit with any slip-on that fits on the stock header. I used an SC Projects slip-on and it fitted perfectly. I did wish it came with O-rings to replace the stock ones, as they are fragile and removing them from the stock header requires care and patience. Ordering and shipping went ultra smooth as always. Big thanks to Chris and crew for they reliable services, products, and advice, and helping me turn my SAS into a monster.
Posted by RR on 20th Aug 2015
I ordered myself a box full of goodies from Chris and part one of which was the Arrow Racing header. Ordered mainly because I got tired of the heat the catalytic converter was producing and was curious as to what difference it would make.
To put it simple ,I got more then I begged for and it basically turned the bike into a fire spitting beast!! Well almost:) I've put about 48k km on the clock; mainly in Arg, Chile and Brasil and now back Spain so I can say I know about the heat the bike can produce (even made my own side heat shields before the trip!) and removing the cat with these headers has opened up a whole different dimension of riding pleasure to say the least. The throttle response has become VERY direct and clean in low revs, but also very noticeable mid revs in 5th for instance, there's a lot more grunt and it just takes off!!
As for the sound with my Wings shorty...let's say it's unrestricted and I can't get enough of it! Might have to put the smaller dB killer on actually. lol
Then for the heat, it seems to have almost disappeared but have not been stuck in traffic yet and weather has been fairly cool so will try and get the bike hot in traffic report some more. Definitely feels like a major improvement
Great and swift service from Chris. Shipping to Spain took about 6 days, pretty good considering the speed of the Spanish customs. The finish of the pipes is nice and fits without a problem.
All in all I for me the headers are worth their weight in gold. Now on to installing the Rott stage 3 and Rekluse clutch:))