Thats weird yes, because even Crosstourer has Akrapovic slip-on in the catalogue.Cant help thinking that Honda have missed a trick here by not offering an exhaust as part of the accessories catalogue. Most manufacturers do now (BMW sell Akrapovic cans as optional extras and Ducati have always pushed Termignoni.)
I agree about changing out the "Highly Engineered and built to last" stock exhaust for aftermarket exhaust. I was once one of those guys who thought that having a loud pipe was great and it made my bike feel like it was way more powerful, but in actuality it hardly made a difference and pissed of many around me. For the riders who will be using their very capable off road AT for rode (pavement) riding, I agree, have a loud pipe so that other vehicles can here you and you can feel like you are at the race track. But for the true adventure riders out their riding in the dirt, rocks, mud, water, etc a loud cheeply built aftermarket exhaust system will not last. Been there done that. Honda spends a large amount of money to make an exhaust system that will stand up to the abuse of off road riding. Also here in the states we have a 96 decibel allowance for off road riding. I will not argue that a loud pipe can help one be heard but why would you want to be heard when you are riding off road. Noise is off road riders biggest complaint.Why are people changing the exhaust? The std exhaust looks great with the bike I think, but ? Also the sound is very good. Deep bass noise, not too loud to scare other people off.