Thanks for the info ccwilli3. Very interesting stuff...ccwilli3 : Quote borrowed from rogue, LDH posted it and I deem it to be accurate:
Akra built the headers & cans (to HRC specs) for the first year of World Superbike & AMA Superbike racing.
Also during that first year Jardine did supply some carbon cannisters for the AMA Honda team & the cannister literally self destructed during practice laps around several different circuits. Ultimately they ended up using Akra cans with Jardine badges.
EDIT: Ooops I forgot to mention that it was actually a Jardine header that failed at Daytona costing Nicky the win, which is why they went forward with the Akra headers...
Last year Akra continued to make headers for both teams, but Jardine also upped the ante & did make a significant run of HRC spec headers for the AMA Superbike team which as I understand it did get used throughout the season, but not solely as the AMA team ran the Akra systems again rebadged as Jardine's at some of the circuits late in the season.