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  • K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

    Hi everyone,

    This is my second thread. I wanted to have a filter fitted to my bike Honda Unicorn as it has run around 45000 kms, so discussed about these with others, some say Simota is good while others say K&N is better and they haven't heard about anything called as Simota. . .
    So, this is a thread to compare between the Simota filters and the K&N filters. . .

    Just to kick things off, here are the links to those websites,

    Simota - SIMOTA Racing Sports

    K&N - K&N High Performance Air Filters, Oil Filters, & Cold Air Intakes.

    That's it, those who have used either of these and have experience about these filters, kindly put in your reviews. This is a thread to compare with the Simota and K&N filter as of late I have been hearing of Simota air filters and not much people here know about Simota. . . Is it really good, is it better than K&N or Simota is better. . ? Would welcome your inputs. . .
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    Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

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    • #3
      Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

      It's pretty simple.

      Simota: Lesser known Brand, Still of good quality., comparitively sucks in more air than a K&N.. But on the downside, has lesser filteration..

      K&N: BRAND name, already known... Definitely Good Quality, Performs less than Simota.. but filteration is better..

      All in all, either way your bike will be screwed after a few years of using performance filters.. (INDIA IS DUSTY :P )
      I personally would Suggest simota FtW !!
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      • #4
        Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

        Originally posted by xtremevirus View Post
        It's pretty simple.

        Simota: Lesser known Brand, Still of good quality., comparitively sucks in more air than a K&N.. But on the downside, has lesser filteration..

        K&N: BRAND name, already known... Definitely Good Quality, Performs less than Simota.. but filteration is better..

        All in all, either way your bike will be screwed after a few years of using performance filters.. (INDIA IS DUSTY :P )
        I personally would Suggest simota FtW !!
        [MENTION=39673]xtremevirus[/MENTION], thanks for your input and also where do we get it, it's not available in the regular stores here, so can you give a website from where in we can order them. . .

        Cheers!!!
        Yamaha Rx135 - 2005 - 2007 (stolen :mad:)
        Scooty Pep - 2008 - 2012 (sold)
        Honda Unicorn - 2012 - 2015 (crashed)
        Hero Honda Splendor+ 2015 - present (temporary ride)
        Bajaj Pulsar AS200 - 16th September 2015 - present ride

        10 years into riding :D
        Live2Race. . .

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          Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

          Originally posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
          @xtremevirus, thanks for your input and also where do we get it, it's not available in the regular stores here, so can you give a website from where in we can order them. . .

          Cheers!!!
          As far as I am aware, Simota is available with Joel Joseph of Race Concepts.. You can contact him.. Don't know if anyone else sells it as well..
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          • #6
            Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

            Dear All

            i Have a query regarding K&N/Simota filters

            I own P220 6 months old

            Installing any of the filters does jetting required?

            as per performance which is more to be concentrated a)Better filteration or b) More intake of air ?

            Maintainance of filteres any procedures???like DIY?

            Thank You

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            • #7
              Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

              Simota filters better than K&N
              my thoughts abt performance filters
              http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...tml#post949286

              ya, you need to change the jet. in FI bikes, the ECU takes care of the petrol rate, but it has limits too.

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              • #8
                Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                Jetting in FI ok but mine is just carb P220...how about that?

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                • #9
                  Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                  Originally posted by Nikettalpade View Post
                  Jetting in FI ok but mine is just carb P220...how about that?
                  Jetting can only be done in carb.
                  in FI bike the Fuel injection system handles the AFR.
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                    Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                    as per performance which is more to be concentrated a)Better filteration or b) More intake of air ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                      Originally posted by Nikettalpade View Post
                      as per performance which is more to be concentrated a)Better filteration or b) More intake of air ?
                      that's the query I do also have, so for this reason, I started this thread. . .

                      Cheers!!!
                      Yamaha Rx135 - 2005 - 2007 (stolen :mad:)
                      Scooty Pep - 2008 - 2012 (sold)
                      Honda Unicorn - 2012 - 2015 (crashed)
                      Hero Honda Splendor+ 2015 - present (temporary ride)
                      Bajaj Pulsar AS200 - 16th September 2015 - present ride

                      10 years into riding :D
                      Live2Race. . .

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                      • #12
                        Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                        Originally posted by Nikettalpade View Post
                        as per performance which is more to be concentrated a)Better filteration or b) More intake of air ?
                        Originally posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
                        that's the query I do also have, so for this reason, I started this thread. . .

                        Cheers!!!
                        Again, lets go and choose the simple way to answer this question.. rather than technical details

                        More Air Intake == More Power

                        More Filteration == Less Air Intake

                        therefore... the choice is.. "More Air Intake" but that doesnt mean using just the Carb without a Air Filter

                        Filteration is not important for performance, but is important for your engine to survive
                        Our body internals wouldn't love Dirt, Gravel, Bugs as an Intake.. similarly.. neither would the Engine Internals ..

                        Stock Filters: They are awesomeee at filteration. Hence low at power
                        After Market Filters: They are just adequate with the filteration, but offer lovely amounts of power.
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                        • #13
                          Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                          Originally posted by xtremevirus View Post
                          Stock Filters: They are awesomeee at filteration. Hence low at power
                          After Market Filters: They are just adequate with the filteration, but offer lovely amounts of power.
                          But just a filter swap won't give any noticeable boost in power except sound. At max you gain 0.5 hp. Not worth, if that's the only mod one plans on his bike.
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                            Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                            Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                            But just a filter swap won't give any noticeable boost in power except sound. At max you gain 0.5 hp. Not worth, if that's the only mod one plans on his bike.
                            Totally Agreed.. there is no denying that. but, compared to a stock bike, the difference will be noticeable (You can feel the change) in the accelration or in the reving... topend, wont even budge :P it will be the same
                            As far as I have seen, Conical filters is what I prefer, as compared to Stock Replacement.
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                            • #15
                              Re: K&N airfilters or Simota airfilters

                              Originally posted by xtremevirus View Post
                              Totally Agreed.. there is no denying that. but, compared to a stock bike, the difference will be noticeable (You can feel the change) in the accelration or in the reving... topend, wont even budge :P it will be the same
                              As far as I have seen, Conical filters is what I prefer, as compared to Stock Replacement.
                              Yes, the bike would rev freely and that sound would actually lend you the impression of a performance boost too.
                              Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.
                              Because everyone who passes, isn't a martyr!

                              Bullet Service Guide CBR 250R Parts Manual Fz16 service manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-...VFQmJzakk/view
                              Hero Moto Corp Bikes' Parts RE STD 350 Wiring Diagram (CI) Service Manual - Classic 350/500
                              ZMR parts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-U...it?usp=sharing
                              P200NS Spares' prices - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...taGd5R2c#gid=0

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