The name K&N Filters has long been standing for one of the best air filters for automobiles known to man. It’s made of high quality; it improves performance while at the same time increases engine efficiency. How does it work? Read on as we find out.

KN_Air_FilterHow It Works: Factory fitted air-filters are designed in a way that filters maximum possible dirt particles from the air before in enters the engine, the main drawback here is the factory fitted air filters restrict air flow to the engine because of its high filtration capacity and thickness. Here is where the K&N fills the gap, It provides the ideal balance of filtration and air flow, the end result being better engine performance and efficiency, one might wonder if this increase in air flow would sacrifice air filtration. It doesn’t. The secret of the K&N filter is in its material, if you have seen one, you would know that it’s made of something different.

We managed to contact Cynthia Wert, who is the International Account Manager for K&N Engineering Inc, this is what she had to say on the filtration capabilities of the K&N air filter.

“The filter is meant to separate dirt and dust particles, and not air molecules, which get suspended in the air, range in size from 5-120 microns (some larger, some smaller), which would cause premature wear, damage, or catastrophic failure to an internal combustion engine, if ingested. The largest of the molecules we are discussing are Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Water (H2O). A CO2 molecule has an average width of 3.42 Angstrom, and an H2O molecule has an average width of 2.11 Angstrom. A CO2 particle measuring 3.42 Angstrom across is equivalent to 0.000342 microns, and an H2O particle would be 0.000211 microns. For comparison, ISO Test Dust, which we use to test our air filters, is made up of a distribution of different size particles, of which the smallest are 1-5 microns. Nitrogen molecules in the atmosphere are diatomic (N2) and have an average width of 2.20 Angstrom, or 0.000220 microns.”

In short K&N filters would do a better job in filtration that the factory fitted one, eliminating the drawbacks of the same. If you’re planning to purchase a K&N, be sure to go with an authentic one, here is how you verify the authenticity as mentioned by by George Hsieh from the K&N Tech Support: Every K&N air filter has 1 or 2, 6 digit mould number on the rubber base or top of the air filter. This will tell you whether the filter is authentic.

Owning a K&N; Care and Maintenance: Cleaning a K&N is very simple. For cleaning there are no kilometer intervals. But in general, the company recommends cleaning the filters every 40,000 kms, cleaning is also advised based on visual inspection. Every K&N has a cotton mesh as well as wire mesh. As per company recommendation, if the wire mesh is not visible then is the time for cleaning. The company also provides special cleaning kit which includes a cleaning solution (solvent) and an oil. Any other oil is not recommended for K&N and the same goes for cleaning liquids or agents.

Here is the procedure of cleaning the filter.

  • Step 1. Remove the filter from carburettor or air box.
  • Step 2. Spray the given solution on filter surface from inner side and outer side.
  • Step 3. Keep the filter untouched till maximum 10 minutes.
  • Step 4. Wash the filter in plain water without pressure. (Small quantity of Liquid Soap is permissible for washing, then apply plain regular water to clean and remove the soapy water)
  • Step 5. If there is any dirt remaining on the filter body then repeat the step 2.
  • Step 6. After washing the filter in the water keep the filter for drying. Natural drying is advisable for K&N filters to avoid the damages. (Do not use compressed air, that will damage the cotton mesh)
  • Step 7. Before applying oil, make sure the filter is completely dry. After drying the filter, apply the given K&N oil on outer surface. Do not use the oil from inner side.
  • Step 8. Refit the filter.

Ready to use. Enjoy the Performance.

– Chinmay Dangre

Click To Expand

226 COMMENTS

    • Hello……can i knw which air filter can i put for cb unicorn………which will be good for tat……n is ter any mileage droop if i done it……??

      • Hey there,I ve recently installed a k&n r1100 filter in my apache rtr 160,during d installation,I had to remove my stock filter air box assembly as r1100 is quite big in size, all I worried about now is of two things, 1st is about those to pipes wich were attaced to my air box,in wich 1 emits air n 1 takes d air,wat I did is it left d emmission one untouched n on d other wich takes d air I put a cotton cloth as a filter,I don’t knw weather I did rite or wrong,n d second thing is I really messed up wid the tunning of my byk,d engine get stall tyms even running on low rpms,pls help me in fixing it gud,waiting for ur rply..

  1. Hmmm was waiting for some info on K&n filters buddy…. Thanks. I have few questions though.

    -Will the mileage drop if we replce the old one with k&n?

    -And by how many bhp wil the power increase for an average 150 cc bike?

    -And is the racing kit available for tha apache RTR 160 and where can 1 get it from?

  2. Thanks for asking this question motorbeam.com. If the vehicle is in warranty then it is definitely violation in warranty. As per K&N company there is no voilation because there will be no change in the vehicle. But our all Indian companies will break the warranty period because they want reason. And secondly the K&N system is good for performance oriented machines. So definitely any performance machine is breaking all the rules.So as you said it is best to remove K&N before rider goes for his or her warranty service.

    Dear Anand,
    The BHP change will be there but since we don’t have chassis dyno. So giving any result may be fake statement. So telling about BHP is not possible.Mileage will not drop but yes it will if you do the upjetting. After installation of any performance filters upjetting or remapping is must for power. Basically all these filters are high performance related rather than for any commuter. So any high performance oriented moto never gives great mileage but it give high power. There is no racing kit available for RTR. So you will have to get it done from any skilled person.

    Thank you. Tanmay.

    • Dear Chinmay,
      Could you please elobrate your views? Because I am not familiar to the technical language
      I’ll be getting my first bike…Hero Impulse & I am very keen to install k&n after 2-3 months use
      please suggest the most appropriate vriant & those technical terms…remapping & upjetting?
      Thank you.

  3. Dear Chinmay,

    Thanks for wonderful information, I am regular reader of your article and very time I learn a lot from your article. I would like to know …
    1) Which model K&N filter is good for R15?
    2) Will it fix for permanently or temporary, I mean, If I install a K&N filter for my new bike and I remove at the time of service (without knowing service guys). Will it work (so that doesn’t void my new bike warranty)

    Thanks in Advance.

  4. So if we don do upjetting wil there be any prob or wear n tear of d engine in d long run???? I mean d low fuel n high air mixture is there any prob

  5. Jiten,
    1) If there is no budget issue then you can go for R1100 K&N induction filter or else you can go for RC1060 or R1060, both are almost same n good in perormance.
    2) You can fix it permanantly directly on intake manifold if you want temporary then go for stock replacement K&N but the cost will be high and less performance than induction type. All the companies are always behind breaking the warranty by pointing out. Basically K&N don’t woid warranty. Yamaha is more sensetive about warranty issue. So careful with it.

    Gopal
    Up-jetting is for Midrange as well as highrange power if you change the main jet. The pilot circuit works for low end and starting the machine.. So the toal equation is pilot jet for 1/4 throttle & main jet for 3/4 throttle. So there are two circuits in the carburetor. One for low rpm and another for high rpm. But there is one more circuit works at mid range. That is mixture of pilot and main jet circuit.

    The low end can adjust by changing the AF settings. Which should be synch’ed with higher size Main jet. Coz since it is very hard to get pilot jet with higher size, so the best option is to go for better tunning & synchornisation. Mixture should be either perfect or rich but not lean for sure. In rich mixture at the most bike will flood but will never heat. The proper AF or rich mixture cools the piston crown. The lean makes hot crown. So we can say petrol is also act like coolant for engine.

    Lean mixture always cause lot of problem.
    1. Engine Starving.
    2. Over Heating.
    3. Power Loss.
    4. Mileage problem.

    Feel free to ask these kind of question from our FAQ option so everyone will get to know from single article.

  6. can you please provide me with the information about price of K&N filters for pulsar 150? and will any drop in mileage occur due to it? And after installation does it require to tune it again?

  7. Dear Neel,
    Let me inform you about any performance oriented spares.
    1. If you are going for induction type filter for pulsar then don’t think about mileage.
    2. If you are going for stock replacement filter then there will be no great change in mileage. But it will not drop either.
    3.Any performance spares are generally related to high revs.
    4. If you are planning to buy K&N but not for high performance. Then you can buy stock replacement. Some people buy stock replacement filters to avoid every time change. Because K&N works for life long. So you don’t need to change the filter often.
    5. Filter cost would be near to 1800Rs. for RC1060. If you are planing to buy R1060 then the cost is bit less. But if you want to go for R1100 then cost is near to 2400Rs.
    6. After installing any performance filter you must retune the carburetor for proper ratio. Or else carburetor will make lean mixture of AF, which is bad for engine.

  8. One more thing Neel, If you are mileage oriented rider then I suggest stick to Stock filter. Don’t go for any other change. Infact for more better mileage you can put NGK IR plug. These plugs are very good for high performance and also for mileage due to it’s high resistance capacity to burn the fuel. Conventional plugs fails to burn AF in the chamber. These plugs can’t burn 100% AF. So best is NGK.

  9. Chinmay,
    Whenever you upgrade to a pod style filter on a motorcycle, you’d have to re-jet your carburetor. Since there is more air flow into the carburetor, you’ll have to go with larger jet to provide more fuel to compensate.
    At this time, I would recommend having an experienced tuner tune the carburetor for you to avoid leaning the engine out.
    Thanks,

    George Hsieh
    Tech Support
    K&N Engineering

    This is directly from K&N tech support. Please read and understand this carefully.

  10. Chinmay Dangre: Jiten,1) If there is no budget issue then you can go for R1100 K&N induction filter or else you can go for RC1060 or R1060, both are almost same n good in perormance.2) You can fix it permanantly directly on intake manifold if you want temporary then go for stock replacement K&N but the cost will be high and less performance than induction type. All the companies are always behind breaking the warranty by pointing out. Basically K&N don’t woid warranty. Yamaha is more sensetive about warranty issue. So careful with it.GopalUp-jetting is for Midrange as well as highrange power if you change the main jet. The pilot circuit works for low end and starting the machine.. So the toal equation is pilot jet for 1/4 throttle & main jet for 3/4 throttle. So there are two circuits in the carburetor. One for low rpm and another for high rpm. But there is one more circuit works at mid range. That is mixture of pilot and main jet circuit. The low end can adjust by changing the AF settings. Which should be synch’ed with higher size Main jet. Coz since it is very hard to get pilot jet with higher size, so the best option is to go for better tunning & synchornisation. Mixture should be either perfect or rich but not lean for sure. In rich mixture at the most bike will flood but will never heat. The proper AF or rich mixture cools the piston crown. The lean makes hot crown. So we can say petrol is also act like coolant for engine. Lean mixture always cause lot of problem.1. Engine Starving.2. Over Heating.3. Power Loss.4. Mileage problem.Feel free to ask these kind of question from our FAQ option so everyone will get to know from single article.

    Have a K&N r1100 to be fixed for my enfield TB. the stock jets in it are 110 and not sure of the pilot jet size. can you suggest the best upgradation of the jets to have bet performance.. tks.

    SAND

  11. Hi there,
    help needed!!!!!
    i hav installed k&n RC1060 on my pulsar 150(i was forced to)
    because i fitted a unicorn mono suspension,so there was no space for stock air filter.
    now,i have not modified the carburettor,there is no mechanic in my area who knows such things
    due to lean mixture i m getting low pickup,overheating etc
    i wil have to modify the carb myself,can you please tell me the exact procedure??what new parts i need for jetting??i know mileage will be comprmised but thats ok….
    can u please mail me,or shall i check this thread again??
    nd yes my pulsar is 4 years old(k&n was installed recently)
    help wil be appreciated

  12. Dear Nirav,
    since it’s a 4yr old moto, I suggest first check some of the spares before installing any performance filters.

    1. Cam
    2. Spark Plug
    3. Clutch Plates
    4. Friction Plates
    5. Chain Sprocket
    6. Valve Clearance Setting
    7. Timing Chain
    8. Timing Chain pads
    9. Wheel bearings
    10. Sprocket Bearing
    11. Block Piston n Rings for proepr clearance.
    12. Carburetor condition.
    13. Rubber Pipes
    etc…. etc…..
    First get it checked by Service Center. Then Check the oil condition. Try to get better quality oil grade before u start pepping ur machine. Then switch to upjetting. Till that I suggest don’t go for any thing….

  13. i recently serviced my bike@bajaj,also changed the oil,& other things i shall get checked….(i m not facing any serious probs at present,but i fear i will as i have read everywhere on the net)
    but as for now i have mentioned that i have already fitted the new filter as i cannot fit the stock one(the mono suspension comes in its way,only conical k&n does fits).
    so i think the engine is being deteriorated.
    do you mean that fitting k&n without upjetting is ok??
    i m already getting low pickup(wheelie,burnout is not possible,which i used to do before)
    what i want to know is does the main jet of pulsar 180 carby fit in 150??what points should be kept in mind for doing so(if possible)
    i hope u are getting what i mean…….

  14. Yes. 180cc Main jet , pilot jet can be fitted in 150cc but no use bcoz of hardley diff. in jet size. After fitting any performance filter you will have to check for lag. IF the bike starts Lagging then u need to upjet till that point where lagging disappears. After that step you should check the exhaust tip for hot or cold gas. If you feel hot gas from silencer at idle then step up the jet size. Means lean mixture should not kill the bike. So by upjetting one more step you will get proper mixture and performance too….

    • Hi chinmay,
      Am planning to buy k&n filter for my new hero glamour.
      And i have some doubts,

      1) Now my bike has 50 mileage,will any mileage drop if we replace with the old with new one?

      2) And if any problem to the 125 cc engine of ma bike?

      Plzzz rply to me….!

  15. thanks a lot for the reply…..
    but still i am confused about how to find if my bike is lagging?and if lag is there then how to setup the jet size?(how to upjet step by step?)
    someone suggested me that simply by replacing the main jet by 180’s would automatically upjet the carburettor…..is it so?
    if not then how to upjet for the perfect airfuel ratio?

  16. Hai chinmay .. I have bought a rtr 180 .. I want to upgrade to k&n after the free services are over .. And you have said tat ngk spark plugs increase performance .. What is the cost of it and where can i get them ? I reside in coimbatore.. And i also want to know whether any sports kits are going to be released for my bike ?

  17. @ Nirav
    high range meams high RPM that means the bike will show you coughing sound. After upjetting the coughing will go. But u will have to find exact jet size where it will be smooth. If the stock is 110 or 115 then start increasing by 0.05 size for example 115 <120 <125 etc… Every after change in jet you will have to retune the carb for better mixture. Make sure it is not lean or rich. Well to find that mixture u will have to check the exaust tip for hot or cold gas. Once u feel cold gas at idle ur almost perfect.if u have AFR meter then nothing like it. Or you can go to the person who has got PUC machine, modern machine has many options in which u can see AFR either so that way you can mixt AFR perfectly. Make sure the AFR is near to 14.7. I am making my own AFR meter soon will take test of it…

  18. so how will i be able to increase the jet size in steps with a diff of 0.05 everytime?is there any provision for size adjustment of the jet?
    you also said that fitting pulsar 180’s jet would not make any difference,then any other bike’s?

    as i have mentioned that i have fitted unicorn’s mono suspension and also unicorn’s fork arm(the u-shaped rod on which the mono’s lower part fits).so whats the size of the broadest tyre i can fit?which company do you suggest for maximum speed and nice grip?
    also due to this modification the rear end of the bike has become very jumpy,even on soft setting.Any solution?

  19. i want to buy K & N Filter. Currently i am living in gurgaon,delhi. can you pls tell me from where shud i buy this?? and pls tel me its advantages also briefly. thanks.

  20. hey guys,,,
    Am arjun living in chennai,i have a pulsar 150,it is 1yr old and now i wanted to fit a k and n air filter….i really don’t know anything about it but i jus know it increases the performance and the mileage….my bike is in the stock condition…..so can any one please tell me what kind of filter should i have to install and everything about it……..

  21. hi.. i have a pulsar 150 UG-4. i am thinking of installing the K&N filter.. is the stock replacement filter of K&N installed in that box itself where the stock filter is currently present? so if i install the stock replacement one, do i have to do anything on the carbuerator?

  22. hello sir, i have a new honda stunner 125cc i want to increase the performance to the vehicle,that i can do after my warrenty period only ,can i put this for a stunner NGK IR plug , will it affect my warranty ?

  23. hai im chris…im owning apache rtr 180…i hav fixd rc 1060 in ma bike…d thing i wanna ask u is…ma bike’s air filter sounds different lik engine getting disturbd…very hard…vl it harms ma bike engine…pls reply me soon…im very much wooried abt dis…

  24. hey Christo!!!! is de sound like a vibrating card board box rite… RTR’s r wild wit air filters on… its common nd normal…. jus let me knw if it is connected directly 2 de carb or through de filter hose pipe

  25. some of the bike need small intake or long intake. Since change in sound is very much normal. Just make sure you have fitted crank breather and emission filters too. If not then do that at first place, coz if no cranks breather filter means that will ruin the engine.

  26. I have Pulsar 200cc…..i hav installed K&N RC-1060……mileage has increased 2kms and now pick up and speed is also increased…sand it ounds good…..Now im able to beat pulsar 220cc and karizma in my pulsar 200….PULSAR 200 ROCKS………

  27. I have Pulsar 200cc…..i hav installed K&N RC-1060……mileage has increased 2kms and now pick up and speed is also increased…now sound is awesome…..Now im able to beat pulsar 220cc and karizma in my pulsar 200….PULSAR 200 ROCKS………

  28. hey
    i fitted rc1060 for my ambition and found it really awsome.the problem is the sound is not that refined and tearing apart.feel its not the natural sound.i had removed the airfilter box and this forced me to fit it back.do i have to make any adjustments in the box for increased airflow.and most importantly my 135cc engine is getting heated up after complete service including change of engine oil.engine seize is a dangerous situation for me.waitin for ur reply

  29. Naveen,
    In induction system the sound will be diff. so thats not a problem or so, if you are thinking about it. Fitting K&N in air box means restriction on air. About the heat then please up-jet the carb. lack of fuel is cozing heat.

  30. i have 2009 pulsar220fi,what type of airfilter can i put in it?& what can i do 4 increse sound of bike?& what other modification cao done on it?

  31. guys most of you must be illiterate about pipercross air filters, and thats the reason for you opting for the k n n air filters.
    pipercross ait filters are the best air filters for most of the indian bikes.
    these are sponge air filters which are imported straight from england. these are extremely easy to maintain also.All what we have to do to clean these air filters is to remove them and put them under hot- running water. they enhance the top speed impressively.
    talking about k n n air filters, they just help us with the acceleration that too till the speed of 40 kmph or 60 kmph. if they can increase the bike’s speed by 2kmph then pipercross can increase the top speed by 5kmph.
    so i advice one should go for pipercross air filters for the following reasons-
    1> it gives better filtered air to engine
    2> it increases the performance
    3> it is easy to maintain
    4> it comes for the same price of that of the k n n air filters( Rs 1650)

  32. @ DS1234

    hey buddy.. u can ask Chinamy bhaiya for this.. he having superb knowledge about the bike’s performance.. contact him here.. (macasp@gmail.com)

  33. hi.i hav a karizma zma..which K&N filter will be best for it?? RC1060 or R1100..?? money is not a problem… and do i need to rejet the engine as well.??

  34. RC or R 1060 is good for zma., yes u need upjetting. I either don’t care about money when we talk about performance.
    just don’t forget to close the hose hole which is on the air box. other than that u don’t need to mod..and main part of it is best tunning… good luck

  35. an advice:-
    please enquire about pipercross air filters before getting any other filter

    this is not an advertisement of any product. this just out of personal experience’

  36. hi just wana know i have a stock p200

    iam happy with its performance but would like to improve it further…
    so what all performance mods should i go with…..

  37. Hi i’m planning on getting the K&N filter fixed in my fazer , the dealers told me there were 3 models one costs 1700 – RC1060 or R1060 the other costs Rs 2400 – R 1100 and also mentioned one that would cost Rs 3300 , i’m confused about which one to fix ? money’s money’s not a prob , i just want to get the best one fitted .and if i do get them fitted …waht else should i get done . whats the diff between the 1100 and the 1060 other than the size …..does it sound better ???

  38. chinmay,
    i own a new honda unicorn 150
    i wud luv to fit a k and n filter in my bike
    but i m afraid whether is it harmful for the engine
    does it reduce the engine life
    as my bike is new and has only done 1500 kms til nw is it good to fit a k and n filter nw…
    whch filter do u suggest??

  39. i’ve installed a k&n filter on my hunk.. now its closed in my bike,which is givin no extra sound.. and if i keep it open,it will increase d sound(which i want) but the mechanic was like its bad from the performance and milege point of view… how badly is it goin to effect my bike..!!??? please reply asap…

  40. I am planning to install K&N filter for my bike (dont care about the cost )i want good perfomance and the milage should not go down drastically …..i have apache rtr 180….

    Plz suggest a good filter and the things to remember while installing it ……

  41. i have been reading all the info posted on this site which is very help full but sinc i am not too good in all the techinacal stuff , plz let me what i should do after installing the fillter for Eg.. Change the oil filter , rejet the card, which engine oil to use syn or non syn ……Etc…
    i will be waiting for ur reply

  42. I am concerned about the long run and the durablity of the bike (apche rtr 180)…. if i dont change the air filter and only change the spark plugh will that help in increse in better perfomence ..

    If it is true which spark plug should i go for Ngk …( which modem …etc…. help plz

  43. My bike runs like as if its low on petrol in lower rpm’s but if i go over 50 no problems , if happens when the engine is clod and aslo after running it for quit a some time … feel like jerk while going slow … plz let me know what i should do ….. apache rtr 180

  44. If any one has used the k & n air filter for apache rtr 180, shar the expirance about the perfomece ,pick up, milage , condition of the engine after using the air fileter , and change u made to ur bike …..

  45. dont install k&n filter….i read this & went for one but now i m not able 2 find a mechanic who can correctly rejet the carby….in short m ruining my engine (pulsar 150)!!!
    u wont get more picup unless u rejet ur carby,instead it will reduce…..
    NOW VIPER CROSS filter is out in market…..its da father of K&N
    even cheaper 1080 Rs!!!

  46. i’ve installed a k&n filter on my hunk.. now its closed in my bike,which is givin no extra sound.. and if i keep it open,it will increase d sound(which i want) but the mechanic was like its bad from the performance and milege point of view… how badly is it goin to effect my bike..!!??? please reply asap…

  47. Every performance filter is good for those who aspires speed and performance, but the bad part of it is, only handful of mechanics know the exact procedure of fitting K&N, so before attempting such thing, inquire well as I do want to fit it, but I am in search of experienced hand.

  48. i’ve eager to install k&n and finaly i’ve installed k&n filter 5-6 mnths bak in mah RTR and i also did jettng of carbb.. bt its jst wastng of money.. foreignres jst foolng us.. my bike’s engine ruined..its start giving less perfrmance and average..dun go wid diz filterz.. stick wid stock filterzz coz dey r d best.. nw i 1ce again fitted stock air filter and um totally satisfied now.. my bike’s perfrmnc increased and its start giving nyc mileage.. k&n and oder filtrz iz best fr incryzng sound bt actualy it harms ur bikes perfrmnc.. jst beleve it else do and see d rezult..

  49. i want to increase the performance of my 3 month old Pulsar 220 DTS-i…..
    i am planning to install k&n to my bike… which k&n filter is best suitable for my bike?
    and what else can i do to increase my bike’s performance??
    i don’t want my byk’s mileage to decrease very much…
    and can u also give the price estimations plz??
    i don’t want very harsh sounds…but i want a powerful kinda sound…

  50. I’ve got a dio and want to replace its filter with a cotton mesh one. Plz tell me the milage drop and the power hike. Also if u cud suggest the proper filter no. It shouldn’t be 2 noisy also……
    Thnx

  51. Hi friends…I am planning on replacing the air filter with the K&N filter on my Mahindra Rodeo..Please help me on what type/model I must fit…Whether we get guaranteed increase of torque and mileage on power scooter’s? Will it tremendously increase the noise? What is the latest price? And is it recommended for me to go for this in my Rodeo?

  52. i waz eager to install k&n and finaly i’ve installed k&n filter 5-6 mnths bak in mah RTR and i also did jettng of carbb.. bt its jst wastng of money.. foreignres jst foolng us.. my bike’s engine ruined..its start giving less perfrmance and average..dun go wid diz filterz.. stick wid stock filterzz coz dey r d best.. nw i 1ce again fitted stock air filter and um totally satisfied now.. my bike’s perfrmnc increased and its start giving nyc mileage.. k&n and oder filtrz iz best fr incryzng sound bt actualy it harms ur bikes perfrmnc.. jst beleve it else do and see d rezult..

  53. after istallin k&n in my bike(2 months) nw suddenly my mileage and performance has dropped.. pls give me some suggestions to overcome dis..

    • dude i’m experiencing the same problem… have you found any solutions…..??
      i’m using an APACHE RTR 180… pls help me 🙁

  54. hi,

    i have read almost all the comments………..i have Yamaha FZ 16 ……bought around DEc 2009 ……..which filter should i go for …and whether if it is going to create any warrenty issue…..with out making alteration in The box behind carburetter

  55. hey guys i’ve installed k&n filter on my fz16 one week ago. And i found that my engine was over heating now. And the mileage and pickup are lil bit increased. Pls can anyone suggest me a well experienced mechanic who can tune the carb coz my engine is heating up like a boiler 🙁
    Pls fellows can you call me at +919505698819
    Now i’m living at vijayawada, andhra pradesh. Pls guys you can mail me suggesting my requirement at siddhu_thesolid@rediff.com
    Pls suggest me.. 🙁

  56. hi dik where are you living man..i mean place..can you figure out my problem and suggest me a mechanic..coz you’re the guy who has experienced the after effects.. 🙁 pls reply me yar

  57. Can you please provide me with the information about price and model of K&N filters for pulsar 220? Will any drop in mileage occur due to it?

  58. I wish i could fit k&n in ma HH Hunk.. But i’m worried about the warranty probs. Is it easy to remove the Filter & put it back…
    Also it’s said that temporary fitting won’t do the job….

  59. I’m looking for a suitable K & N Air Filter for my Honda Aviator 2010 model. Please suggest which K & N Filter model shall I use?

  60. im planning to install a k&n filter for my new yamaha ss125. i have done 3,500 kms so far. will it increase the power of my machine? any hazards?. so far i have got an average mileage of 62km/l. will it have any negative effect on mileage? if so what would be the range of the drop?

  61. is it advisable to install an ngk iridium spark plug ? wat turn on would it actually bring on to my machine? will there be any mileage drop?

  62. I’d never ever recommend the K&N R-1100 for the royal enfield because it just messes up the air:fuel to an unbelievably horrid degree. The bike loses power to climb hills even with a 100 main-jet it just sucks.
    I can’t say about R-1050 but generally speaking these filters function best on liquid cooled bikes because raising the air:fuel also heats up the engine a lot more and it’s just not great for an air cooled bike engine made of material that is not the best heat exchanger…I can’t say but maybe it will work well with the UCE-Classic-500.

  63. can anyone suggest me which k&n air filter would be the best one for my karizma zmr and will thr be any mileage drop?

    Will RC 1060 a good option for my bike?

  64. actually what is the difference between stock replacement & induction type replacement??????????…………. where we fit the both????????

  65. Hey Chinmay… thanks for all your comments… these were really helpful..
    i got a k&n RC 1060 for my yamaha fz and fitted it directly on the carb.. and i am experiencing similar problems mentioned by you some posts earlier… overheating, engine lagging etc…

    now i have a question… i am lookin to upjet the carb.. but its very difficult to find a good bike expert who knows what hes doing to the bike here in pune.. do you have any idea about what model/size of jet do i need to fit into the fz? im not lookin for a very good mileage.. but lookin for a good performance and a decent engine condition.. (now im worried abt the overheating thing.. )
    i would really appreciate any help..

    thanks again!!!!

  66. Chinmay,

    I live in Bangalore n I have bought a new P220f and i wanted some modification with the engine n its sound.

    Can you pls suggest me wic K&N filter should i use. As i dnt have an requirement of power coz p220 has all dat so i m more concerned about the sound.

    I would me Thankful for the Same….

  67. dear chinmay,

    i have a karizma ZMR, can you please tell me with k&n filter should i go for….
    i don’t want to remap my ecu.

    would then also i will get some increase in power or i will ruin my engine

    i only care about mileage and sound..

  68. i buy a new cb unicorn,{ not dazzler},new unicorn
    i want to buy new filter for my bike
    which k & n filter series is better ?
    i like both performence and mileage
    more preference to perfomence (power)
    but i dont want to decrease my mileage

  69. i also heard about engine over heating while using power filters ?
    can you explain me what is its reason?
    can u give me solution for that?
    my bike is unicorn
    can u suggest good filter for my bike.
    i look both perfomence , mileage,engine and sound

    pls help me

  70. hey i bought this knN air filter 1120 but i dnt get proper pickup as of my frnd’s zma
    did i instal the wrong filter?? is it necessary to close the two secondry tubes
    (hose n the othre) insiide the airfilter box aftr replacing stoock arir filter??? plz help me

  71. I own a suzuki fiero from 4 yrs now, also I am installing k&n filters in my bike ,
    I would like to know Will the mileage drop if I install a k&n filters? and if the power of the bike increases after installing k&n ,If yes by how many bhp will the power increase for an average 150 cc bike.
    pls suggest the model of k&n filter to be installed.

  72. which model of K&N filter is suitable for APACHE RTR 180……..?? i’ve already installed RC 1060. now i need a bretter one. i don’t care about the milage, just need power

    • Hey Ivan, u can go for R1100 filter its a performance filter, it will suit RTR 180 costs around Rs 2600.
      I have a Suzuki fiero and i did a reboring of my vehicle n then installed k&n R1100 filter, My bike pick up has improved a lot after installing them.
      ALso My friend who has a Pulsar 180 installed the same so u can go for it is what I would suggest U.

  73. hey chinmay,
    i wonder wat shud i do with my fazer.i want to fit a k&n filter to it …wat shud i go fr??.shud i go wid the r1100 or shud i try the rc 1060.n probably these are universal filters .can these be fitted to it .n yes is ngk filter employed wid those high performance cables?/can they beef up my performance ..??

  74. dear chinmay,
    i have rtr180,

    can i instal k&n r-1100? or rc-1060 is good? in terms of performance
    which spark plug is better ngk iridium or iridium laser spark plug in terms of performance?

    ((money no issue)

  75. hey guys i am planning to put k&n air filter in my pulsar 220 dtsi jus can anyone help me which filter model best fits the bike and does it decrease any mileage and how much does it cost plz reply i am waitin….

    • hey,i jst fitted k&n on ma 220 dtsi few months ago,fitted rc-1060,..rc-1100 can also fitted on it….fuel eff. Increased….power and sound is answome.

    • hey Arjun I installed R-1100 and it costed me Rs.2600.
      Listed prices of the filters from the workshop I installed my K&N filter in bangalore..R-1060 ( Rs.1490/-), RC 1060 (2.1K), R 1100 (2890/- ) and RC 1120 ( 3290/- )

  76. Hi, i have a 2006 model Pulsar 150…i want to fit a K&N filter to it, but have heard a LOT of mixed reviews…! plz clarify
    1)Is it advisable to fit this filter?
    2)What model no. filter shud i go for?
    3)Will i have to re-jet the carburetor?
    4)What will be the price of the filter?
    5)Are there fake K&N filters on the market?
    Thanks again! 🙂

  77. hi bro … i’m from singapore riding pulsar 200 for almost 2.5yrs already. So now keen to have these knn air filter just to have a try. So lets bgin with my concerns ….

    1: do i need to remove my air box or do i need to cut and leave it open from the side? Or i need to cover back the air box cover?
    2: do i need to re route the air breather from the crank case if i remove or cut the air box?…. if yes what is the option and how to do it?
    3: does cv carburator really can take the load from the air intake from knn filter?
    4: can the diaphrgm last longer? .. even when using stock carb, the diaphrgm get spoiled easily.

  78. Hi,
    I have pulsar 200. I am interested to know which K&N filter will best suits to my bike.
    Is there any disadvantages?
    do i need to remove my air box or do i need to cut and leave it open from the side? Or i need to cover back the air box cover?

  79. Hi,
    i hv new cbz xtreme…I’m planning to fit a K&N air filter on my bike…pls suggest which model will be the best for my bike…i hv no budget issue..
    n i hv some questions to ask…
    1)will it really increase my bike performance?
    2)my average mileage of 50km/ltr will drop?
    3)will that air filter affect my bike in future?

  80. will there be a mileage drop if i install k&n filter in my cbz xtreme
    if yes , then tell me the the solution to maintain the same mileage with k&n filter

  81. can anyone tell me what model of K&N air filter am i supposed to get for a new Karizma R and an apache rtr 180? for what cost and where????? then what all alterations can i do to the engine?????

  82. Bikes less than 160CC go for R/RC 1060, bikes greater than 160 CC go for 1100.
    You have to upjett your Crab, if u go for K&n…
    Adding K&n filter will allow ur bike to breathe more, but the fuel to air ratio will not be corrected untill and unless u do upjetting.

    Upjetting will definately lower your mileage, as it allows more fuel to go into ur engine.

    Once you do both your bike will accelerate more by 8-15 kmp

    ~Vicky

  83. kindly suggest on the model of K&N filter for my Royal Enfield UCE Electra 350 Twinspark. Any other modification required to go with the new filter??

    Regards,

  84. Hi Guys, I have a karizma ZMR clocked at 11700kms. I would like to fit a k&n filter for my bike.which one should i go for ? does it makes any problem to the fuel injection ? what r the changes that i have to make to fit an after market filter ? i think up-jetting is not possible in fuel injection bikes, so what will i do to increase the performance of my bike ?
    Please help me with my Queries………..
    Thanx in advance…….

  85. Hi iam from Mysore recently bought a Mahindra rodeo….it has got a 125cc engine
    So will i get a bit of boost in the performance by putting K&N air filter if so ,then which K&N Filter should i put…………..or putting a K&N air filter in a scooter would be a bad idea..?

  86. I was thinking to install the K&N Filter in my new Yamaha FZ16, But I don’t know the which is best for it?
    Can anynone advice me on this…..

    Thanxs in Advance

  87. Hi, I bought My CB UNICORN on 18th of nov,2010
    i installed K&n on 31.12.2010
    on gp road chennai model rc-1060 cost around 1800/-
    which increased mileage from 52-56
    and performance is good takes me >80 instantaneously but sometimes my bike gets struck
    Thanks To K&N………

  88. Hey can anyone help in selecting K&N filter for 220 F for good pick up and firing and average.average is not that important but still .budget is Rs 3000/- , i have completed 900 kms

    • Hey Ankur, can go for R-1100 or RC 1120…..both are suitable for 220 F……but once u install k&n ur bike breathe’s more so u need to do upjetting and ur mileage will drop.
      i installed k&n and did upjetting for air fuel ratio to do proper, mileage dropped 3kms but it goes 5 kms faster .:)
      happy riding dude!

      • Hey Saber Which jet have u put in your carb??? I m finding it difficult to get the ratio correct.. Pls respond ASAP… I have a p220 DTsi model and Kn filter ru 2000.. If you coold help me out with any shops in bangalore who would do it..

  89. I installed a K&N RC-1060. i ASKED FOR R-1100 but they said u have to cut pipe of K&N to fit in on my Karizma Zmr. I didn’t notice any sound change but an increase in pickup. Can somebody tell what I’m missing to increase sound ?

  90. guyz can anyone tell me what is the best K&N air filter for a new KARIZMA ZMR FI..????….what is its cost????if itz mileage gets down also is not a matter…

    • Hi Dude.. You can install the R-1060 or R-1100 depending on what side you fit.

      For smooth roar you need to install aftermarket free flow exhaust. But I do not advice fitting any exhaust which isn’t made for Karizma ZMR.

      • i wnt to buy K&N air filter for my ZMR…tell me which one is good R1060 or R1100. R1060 is smaller in size n R1100 is little bit big…or can R1100 easiely fitted in ZMR . according to performance which one is good..

  91. today….i have planted your r1100 filter on my pulsar1800 dtsi model……will it decrease my mileage…if yes then to how much extent??

  92. i lov k&n filters because ma pulsar 180 ug4 bhp increased 17.2 from 20.1 with k&n filter .i also gett better milage around 45-52 really great

  93. Chinmay,

    Which K&N filter should I use for RTR 180? what all the things should I do to increase the performance?

    Thanks

    Sanith

  94. i’m using green power filter its good but i want to know about tuning the engine & also i want know about green filter is good or not

  95. I have a pulsar 220 carb with me now.before this carb bike i owned a pulsar 22o dts-fi for 2 years.but the carb fitted pulsar 220 dosent give me thrills.pick up is less and mileage too.i checked with the bajaj service but the problem exists.so i would like to fit an air filter.which is the best for performance pipercross or k&n filter.pls suggest.also i want to change my spark plugs to iridium or platinum.also i want to rejet the bike.could u pls tell me which size jet is suitable after fittin with a k&n or piprcross airfilter.

  96. Hi guys,I am from kerala,I have a 2 week used K & N rc1060 with me bought for 1900,Now i am Planning to sell it @ 1700rs,I used it in my karizma,But here no one knows to upjet the carb,So selling it,If any one need it mail me with your details. aneeshsatheendran@gmail.com
    Thanks

    • hai i am from kerala at malappuram,and i have a honda dio and i am for searching for 2nd hand filter.my doubt is does it fit for honda dio?

  97. Hi, I own a Bajaj Pulsar 180cc DTSI 2008 model complete black version. I have installed a K&N R-1100 with a help of a plastic pipe to the filter as the 180 carbs are smaller. I have not done jetting to my carbs. I’m having problems with mileage,acceleration block,engine heating & pick up problem. If i have to get the jetting done what size jetting has to be done ? I do not want my mileage to drop down too much. So can you please suggest the correct installation of K&N R-1100 on my Pulsar 180cc 2008 model,what size jetting has to be done and how ? Thank you so much I’ll be waiting for your reply.

  98. Hello Mr. Chinmay. Do I get K & N filter for Yamaha Fazer 150cc. What is the cost & where can i get it in Hubli or in Bangalore. Please give me shop address. What else should be done after installing K & N filter as i am doing it to increase the power and not mileage.
    With the stock air filter fazer gives about 14 bhp, so after installing K & N filter how much bhp will be increased in my bike.
    Please send the reply to my email id if possible:
    fmustang30@yahoo.in
    Thank You.

  99. I’M HAVING A KARIZMA R, AND I’M SO EAGER TO PUT A K&N FILTER, WHICH ONE SHOULD I PUT, AND ALSO HOW MUCH WILL THE BHP GETS INCREASED, AND WILL THE MILEAGE GTS REDUCED!!
    PLS HELP ME OUT!!!!
    THANKS,
    NITHIN.

  100. hello ,
    I have a Yamaha Gladiator RS , two years old. I was adviced by a bike mechanic to go 4 K&N RC1060 air filter. But will I need to work on ma carb later at stage????? I am worried abt overheating issue…..

  101. hey i hav bought k & n R1060 for my r15 but people are unable to install it and also wanted to ask that is it suitable for my bike and are there any drawbacks. and what alterations have to be made

    waiting for the reply

  102. Hi guys,

    well i have a query here i hav a pulsar 220 i woulld like to upgrade my air filter,so, the doubt is after how many kms should i upgrade to k and n as if now its running kms is 1400.so, plz do guide me regading the same.

  103. i have the 2003 fiero 150cc byke after the borring its peakup is reduce to less than 100 cc byke but i ask mechnic that he said that carburttor air screw is jammed so you want to replace it or buy new carburator tel please reply me

  104. hi
    i ask some experienced mechanic about to add k & n air filter to byke to increase my byke pick and performance but he if add any airfilter its only for few day enjoyment after some month the engine definately damaged please give me a suggestion

  105. hey chinmay, i want a k&n filter for my yamaha fazer 150…budget is not an issue…pls also tell wat will it affect nd by how much like pwr nd mileage..!! Nd i didnt get a thng abt rejetting aor upjettin

  106. hey,my name is santosh.i have an pulsar 180 of 2010 model….i wanna fit an air filter and i dont have any idea of airfilter..so guys please help me out with this filter which suits my bike….its been only 7000 kms till now….will it work for my bike…..i wanna hear that noice…..will it effect my bikes milage and the pick of my bike and will it effect the engine????please help me out ,……..i am in great confusion…..

  107. I want to install K&N air filter in my honda unicorn as its going to complete its 10k kms…….will installing K&N filter affect my bikes mileage??????will der be a change in sound or performance???Which filter model shld i gt for my bike??

  108. hi can anyone tell me which is the right K&N air filter for pulsar 180, plz help me with this…looking for improved sound n mileage, is it OK if i only change the filter not the jet………….waiting fora quick reply

  109. am havin yamaha r15 (modell 2011) ,
    i ve been installed k&n filter after 4000 kms,
    il any mileage drop occur in my bike
    ?????????????????????????????????????

  110. Sir, I have Yamaha Fazer which is just 6 months old and I wana get a filter installed m looking at K&N filter small one which costs abt 1500-1750 wtvr the exact price be I just wanted to know if there are any problems or should I go for something else and wud it efeect my speed???

  111. i hv new cbz xtreme…I’m planning to fit a K&N air filter on my bike…pls suggest which model will be the best for my bike

    • hey …i too want to install K & N for my new 2011 CBZ Xtreme….which one is suggestable….any one plz help….does it effect in bike……

      PLEASE….

  112. i just bought a pulsar 180(2002)model and got it’s whole engine job done, basically be4 me a stunter was owning the bike that is the reason i bought her from him now iam also interested in stunting and i would like some performance increase in my engine to get some more power while doing wheelies,just let me know wt i have to do and i only like k and n nothing else……………loking for an expert advice thanks…..

  113. I have a Discover DTSi 125cc – 2007 model. Can i instal a air filter in it, if yes which is the best one. Will this enhance the performance of my bike i mean power,mileage,etc. Please advice..Eagerly waiting for a feedback……?

  114. hai,
    i would lik to install ths k&n filter in ma Honda Aviator………. for tht i want yor advice guyz…… abt the cosequences,model no etc……
    thnkyo…….

  115. Hello Mr. Chinmay Dangre. I was wanting to use a free flow air filter for my Royal Enfield UCE 500cc. Which brand should I go for. For me, K & N, Cosworth, Piper Cross, BMC all look the same. Which one do you suggest?? Any why?? Which will be the best bang for buck wrt Performance, Life and Maintainence?? Suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks

  116. frnds plzz help me out….i wnt to buy K&N air filter for my ZMR…tell me which one is good R1060 or R1100. R1060 is smaller in size n R1100 is little bit big…or can R1100 easiely fitted in ZMR . according to performance which one is good…plzz tell me guys

  117. sir, I want to install K&N air filter in my bajaj pulser 150 2002 Modal. Ilive in Surat,Gujrat.I want the Dealer address of it

  118. Hey i wnt to install a k&n airfilter permanetly for my apache rtr 160 vl dr be any wear nd tear in long run for d engine??

  119. A motorcycle Airbox is very IMPORTANT for the overall performance of the engine.It provides a fast stream of intake airflow.Ever wondered why motogp bikes,superbikes etc don’t have K&N blobs installed without airboxes? Because Airboxes contribute to a large amount of intake power,thus optimizing horsepower curve throughout the rev range.Its better to use a replacement air filter element, Rather Then Dumping The Airbox and installing k&n filter directly on the intake manifold.

  120. i own a Pulsar 220 which i bought in November and have completed almost 8000Kms now. I am opting to fit a K&N performance air filter, as per the official K&N site, BA-2201 is the best filter for 220 but i’ve seen many people going for the R1100 instead. Wanted to know the difference between both these filters and the upjetting settings for both. Thanks in advance. 🙂

  121. guys.. If u r an apachien, dnt install rc 1060 bcz its nt suitable for us, its for low bhp vehicles and delivers lesser sound on apache rtr. So install rc 1100 or more, if u get mileage drop or wat, tune carburattor from an authorised TVS service men, they knows the correct tuning of their son apache..try to put inside the air box, hole the box to get roaring sound..

  122. i am planning to get a k&n air filter upgrade for my mahindra rodeo(moped)..
    can anyone tell me which filter should i go for and whats the price…

  123. hai im back…hey now im having fz s…rite now…can i install K&N filter in my bike…coz wen i installd dat in my rtr 180…it wasnt gud…it spoild my engine…can i install it in my fz s or not…what r d benefits not drawbacks pls temme frankly…i dnt wan 2 spoil dis bike too…?

  124. Hello Chinmey,
    Sir, i have a pulsar 135ls nd i am thinking of getting k&n air filter..
    So plz tell me which filter is suitable for my pulsar 135ls nd also after installing k&n air filter, upjetting is required or not..??
    Thanks

    T€€ K@¥

  125. HiChinmey,
    im having a glamour PGM FI…. so is it ok for me to fit K&N filter?? will my milleag eincrease?? its like my bike dosnt have a carbarater.. so u advice me to put in K&N?

  126. HEY FRIENDS !! EVERYBUDY THINKS ABOUT TO MAKE OWN BIKE POWERFULL !! THINK BY INSTALLING K&N FILTER . IF YOUR CAR OR BIKE GETS MORE POWER MORE MILAGE EVEN RESPECTIVE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY WOULD HAVE INSTALLED K&N FILTER … FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE !!! ALL THIS KIND OF FILTERS AND BOOSTING PARTS DAMAGES YOUR ENGINE …..

  127. I have pulsar 150cc i want to increase the pick up if i fit k&n filter the pick upwill increase i want to know whether milage will drop and will engine get effected because of fitting filter. please tell me

  128. May I know which k&n air filter suits my karizma r?, Does it really increase the bikes performance? Is there any change in the sound of the bike? I heard that it doesn’t offer anything to the performance and speed of karizma r. is that true?

  129. Hi
    I have FZ-S 153 CC. which K&N filter do you suggest?
    I want sound to be smooth and no mileage drop and need more pick up and improved performance.

  130. Will it change the sound and is this thing going to damage my engine

    And how to check my bike is running on low fuel mixture

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here