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Monday, 31 October 2016

K&N Engineering

K&N Big Twin Aircharger for bolt-on power gains

K&N Engineering has launched new, simple bolt-on Aircharger intake system kits for all 2008-2016 Touring models and 2001-2015 Dynas and Softails.
Said to add up to 6hp, both kits include a cast aluminum intake tube and come in a textured black finish with a raised, brushed aluminum K&N logo. “This styling exudes performance, while also providing a timeless design that would look good on any style of bike build,” says K&N’s Maxwell Matthewson.

They feature an oversized, oiled cotton, clamp-on air filter that feeds air directly into a wide air tube with an integrated velocity stack. An integrated breather system ensures these kits are a direct replacement for the stock intake.
“Guaranteeing power is something that K&N is known for, and these kits are no different. On our dyno, we saw an estimated 6 horsepower and 6.5 lb-ft of torque gain on a 2016 H-D Street Glide, and we have added an estimated 5 horsepower and 8 lb-ft of torque to a 2016 Harley Switchback we tested on,” Matthewson went on to say.

“These power numbers are achieved using technology that we pioneered on our car and truck intake systems. Now, using cast aluminum, we are able to precisely direct the airflow to limit restrictions and promote smooth, laminar flow and increase airflow velocity on Harleys too.
“These performance gains were achieved on a stock motorcycle. The intake system will lend itself to further power gains on heavily modified Harleys. The kit offers a very high-volume, high-velocity intake with low restrictions - the more modifications made to the motorcycle, the more these kits will perform.”