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October 28, 2014 8:00 PM – October 29, 2014 9:00 PM

Small But Mighty 2013 to 2014 Honda Grom and MSX125 Upgrade with a K&N Air Filter
Thursday – October 23, 2014 12:01 PM

air filterIt seems as if small motorcycles and mopeds are quickly taking over the streets and alleyways as young urbanites seek affordable, yet fun, transportation. This seems to be a cyclical trend as small bikes, like the Honda MB5, or a Puch Moped from the 1970’s and early 1980’s are coming back into style. Similar to an insect infestation, and a group of small 2-stroke engines sounds an awful lot like a swarm of killer bees, owners of these mini bikes are forming clubs with the intention of overtaking cities across the nation.

A thirty-year-old finicky two stroke moped isn’t every young person’s cup of tea, and building off the Honda Ruckus craze, American Honda has introduced the 2013 to 2014 Honda Grom or MSX125 as it is known in some markets. The 2014 Honda Grom takes legendary Honda 4-stroke reliability and blends it with modern electronic fuel injection, electric starting, an easy to use four speed transmission, and hydraulic disc brakes. Throw in the fact that the Grom is designed to accommodate a passenger for two-up riding, and it’s no wonder this bike has gathered a large following.

Honda Grom2014 Honda Grom owners have been chomping at the bit for a performance air filter from K&N. After spending some time doing proper research and development K&N can offer a washable and reusable performance air filter upgrade for the 2013-2014 Honda Grom / MSX125. A replacement K&N High-Flow Performance Air Filter is designed to provide increased airflow, resulting in increased acceleration and throttle response while providing excellent filtration. Fuel management changes or additional modifications to the 2013-2014 Honda Grom / MSX125 are not necessary to obtain increased performance.

Some might be worried that an increase in airflow comes at the expense of filtration efficiency and engine protection. K&N performs filtration efficiency testing following the ISO 5011 protocol to guarantee that our air filters will provide high airflow without sacrificing engine protection. Air filtration testing results are available online, and show that part number HA-1313 has a nearly 98% overall filtration efficiency rating.

Honda GromPerhaps more exciting than the increased performance that comes with a replacement K&N High-Flow Performance Air Filter is that they are also a washable and reusable air filter. The ability to wash and reuse a K&N air filter means that it will pay for itself over time. A K&N washable air filter can be made like new using one of the K&N Recharger air filter service kits.

Covered by the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®, and made in the USA, K&N’s HA-1313 performance air filter will be the last air filter your 2013-2014 Honda Grom / MSX125 motorcycle will ever need. This performance air filter upgrade is designed to be installed without any need for modifications or tuning in the following Honda motorcycles:

2014 Honda MSX125
2014 Honda Grom 125
2013 Honda MSX125

K&N Part number HA-1313 is designed as a direct air filter cross reference for Honda part number 17210K26900.

For all K&N Honda MSX and Honda Grom air filters visit the Honda MSX Air Filters and Honda Grom Air Filters pages on

[News Link – Small But Mighty 2013 to 2014 Honda Grom and MSX125 Upgrade with a K&N Air Filter]


shop calendarOfficial K&N 2015 Calendars Available for Preorder
Tuesday – October 28, 2014 5:19 PM

The K&N Limited Edition Calendar first graced shop walls for the 2011 calendar year and the stunning ultra-high-quality large format print and photography made the calendar an instant hit. Each year since, fans of the K&N calendar have anxiously awaited the release of the newest edition. Because of this high demand, K&N has opened the limited edition K&N 2015 calendar up for preorder.

New this year is the option to buy the calendar in two different sizes. Like years past the large format 24″ X 18″ shop calendar version, number 89-11493-15, is still available and now features a yearly calendar on every page. New for 2015 is the smaller 14″ X 10.5″ more traditional size wall calendar, number 89-11853-15. Sometimes the large format shop calendar just won’t fit in smaller spaces such as offices or cubicles. Plus the smaller calendar places more emphasis on days of the week making it equally as functional as it is attractive.

creations and chromeLike previous versions of the K&N calendar, K&N has teamed up with high-profile custom vehicle builders and race teams to take photos set against beautiful and sometimes iconic scenery. This year, K&N worked with Creations N’ Chrome, Yoshimura Suzuki, Lexani Wheels, Rolands Sands Design, and many more.

Because the K&N 2015 calendar will be printed in two sizes, the large format K&N calendar 89-11493-15 will be produced in very limited quantities. Larger quantities of the 14” x 10.5” K&N calendar 89-11853-15, are being printed, but once they’re gone, they’re gone. Be sure to preorder your K&N 2015 limited edition calendar to make certain you get one before it is too late.

[News Link – Official K&N 2015 Calendars Available for Preorder]



K&N 2014 SEMA Show Booth Will Feature 2,000 HP 1968 Dodge Charger
Friday – October 24, 2014 3:39 PM

Nelson RacingWalking into the Nelson Racing Engines shop in Chatsworth, California is like taking a step back in time, as well as leaping into the future. It’s a place where old school machinery and skill collides with new age computerized technology and advanced thinking. Tom Nelson, who took his passion for horsepower and turned it into a career, embodies the same blurred concept of time as the shop he opened in 1995. Tom seems as if he was born at least one generation too late. Had he been born earlier he would have stood shoulder to shoulder with legends of automotive aftermarket performance parts such as Ed Iskenderian or Vic Edelbrock. Tom’s work in the industry is certainly on-par with these early pioneers.

At the same time, Tom’s work with Nelson Supercars likens to other early automotive pioneers such as George Barris, creator of the Batmobile, or Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Nelson’s absurdly powerful twin-turbo, twin-intercooled, and twin-fuel injected engines look like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. After dyno-tuning engines capable of 2,400 horsepower, he’ll take that beast and stuff it into an equally radical custom car. Tom Nelson, like Barris or Roth before him, is somewhere between a mad scientist on par with Doctor Frankenstein, and a certifiable genius similar to Stephen Hawking.

engineOne of Tom Nelson’s latest creations is a 1968 Dodge Charger nicknamed “Maximus”. The Nelson Supercars Maximus 1968 Dodge Charger has been seen before at the SEMA show and will make hearts race during its big screen debut in the upcoming Fast and Furious 7 movie. Never content to leave well enough alone, Tom Nelson decided to tear down and rebuild the 1968 Dodge Charger for the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show coming up in the first week of November in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Noteworthy improvements being made to the NRE Maximus Charger include chassis upgrades said to give the Charger 400% more rigidity. Perhaps one of the most mind blowing enhancements being made is the billet aluminum machined custom fuel tank. Tom started with a 2,000 pound block of billet aluminum and eventually whittled it down to a two piece tank weighing in at approximately 180 lbs. This billet aluminum tank is designed to hold two separate grades of fuel allowing the NRE Maximus to be daily driven on 91 octane pump gas, or burn 116 octane race fuel when under boost.

The 2,000 horsepower, 9.4 liter Hemi V8 engine features all alloy construction, twin NRE designed mirrored turbo chargers, twin water-to-air intercoolers, and a dual injection intake manifold designed by Tom Nelson. At the touch of a cockpit mounted button the driver is able to switch Maximus from a 600 horsepower, 91-octane gulping, Wheelsdaily driver to a 2,000 horsepower, 116 octane devouring beast. Maximus is said to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just two seconds. It is certified to run the ¼ mile in 8 seconds at NHRA sanctioned events and will reach a top speed of over 200 MPH its current form. Add on the MAXIMUS-SB AeroKit and this car should be capable of speeds in excess of 260 miles per hour.

Of course no Supercar would be complete without an interior that is equally as impressive as the car’s performance. Maximus will feature an extraordinary sound system, interior and exterior video with Cloud uplink, the latest in security technologies, and world-class upholstery that will rival the finest German luxury cars. All this, including the 6” wider body, will be accomplished while still retaining the essence, and vintage appeal, of the original 1968 Dodge Charger.

The Nelson Supercars Maximus 1968 Dodge Charger will be featured in the K&N Air Filters 2014 SEMA show booth, number 22943. Do not miss the opportunity to come see this work of automotive art up close and in person at the K&N SEMA show booth. Plus, the mad scientist/certifiable genius behind Maximus shouldn’t be too far away.

Some of the biggest names contesting the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship racing series, like K&N sponsored rider Brad “The Bullet” Baker, use Perris Raceway as proving grounds Some of the biggest names contesting the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship racing series, like K&N sponsored rider Brad “The Bullet” Baker, use Perris Raceway as proving grounds Some of the biggest names contesting the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship racing series, like K&N sponsored rider Brad “The Bullet” Baker, use Perris Raceway as proving grounds

[News Link – K&N 2014 SEMA Show Booth Will Feature 2,000 HP 1968 Dodge Charger]


K&N Filters Sponsored Drag Racer Luke Bogacki Wins 2014 NHRA Super Gas Championship
Monday – October 27, 2014 5:04 PM

Luke BogackiK&N Air Filters sponsored NHRA Super Gas driver, Luke Bogacki, has officially claimed his second NHRA National Championship. Bogacki has followed up his 2013 NHRA Super Comp title with a commanding run in NHRA Super Gas taking the crown for 2014. He seemingly clinched the title months ago, with only two other drivers presenting a challenge. Bogacki amassed an incredible 731 points toward the championship, which is the highest points total in the 33 years of NHRA Super Gas history, and broke an 18-year old record.

With an NHRA Super Gas championship under his belt, Bogacki has joined an elite group of NHRA drag racers. Only 15 drivers have won NHRA championships in multiple categories. “I was on top of the world when we won the Super Comp title last year,” said Bogacki. “Winning a second championship is both equally exciting and hard to believe,” continued Bogacki.

Luke Bogacki drives a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette bodied Charlie Stewart Race Car powered by a 582 cubic inch Huntsville Engine & Performance powerplant. His car runs in the 9.90 second quarter-mile Super Gas index at speeds in excess of 168 MPH. The RacingRV’s backed team relies on K&N products to protect the massive Brodix aluminum block engine. The 1963 Corvette Super Gas car uses K&N Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop 100-8508, fitted with a K&N air filter 28-4210, to keep debris out of his carburetor. K&N Wrench-Off Oil Filter HP-3002, filters the Lucas engine oil to help keep it clean.

Luke Bogacki“I guess saying that everything fell into place this season is an understatement,” Bogacki laughed. “I drove well for the most part, but I wouldn’t say that was the determining factor. We had a great car, and I’m surrounded by a lot of really smart people that I’ve come to trust and depend on.” Bogacki was quick to credit a long list of marketing partners that are crucial to his success. “Obviously I need to give credit to RacingRV’s, K&N Filters, the major partner on our Super Comp car, and Each of these companies took a chance on our team. To deliver for them on and off the race track is a great feeling.”


[News Link – K&N Filters Sponsored Drag Racer Luke Bogacki Wins 2014 NHRA Super Gas Championship]




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