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The K&N Race-Specific KA-1016R Air Filter Adds Power to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 on the track

The KA-1016R adds more knee-draging power to the ZX-10R (photo: Kawasaki)

If you are ready to sharpen the blade on your 2016 – 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, K&N has the race-specific filter to start your modifications. The KA-1016R filter is designed to help you get all the horsepower your ZX-10R can deliver.

The newest flagship Kawasaki sport bike has one of the most advanced fuel delivery systems on the market. The four 47mm Mikuni throttle bodies feature oval sub-throttles. Each one delivers fuel through two injectors per cylinder.

To cap it off, the latest Ninjas have redesigned cylinder heads featuring straighter and wider ports. To get the most air/fuel mixture to feed that beast of an engine, you need a free flowing air filter. That’s where the KA-1016R comes in.

K&N race-specific KA-1016R air filter top view

Just 2 layers of filter material adds up to massive air flow with the KA-1016R

The KA-1016R performance filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration by greatly reducing intake restriction. The filter utilizes just two layers of cotton gauze filter media to open up the lungs on the liter-sized Ninja. The added airflow helps unleash the full potential of the 998cc inline four.

Unlike K&N’s standard, direct replacement units, this high-flow, track-only filter will require fuel management modifications. When combined with engine remapping, and possibly a less restrictive exhaust if you choose, the KA-1016R will deliver markedly increased torque and horsepower to the Ninja’s rear wheel.

The KA-1016R is fully washable and reusable, making post-race maintenance a snap. You can put a stop to the endless cycle of replacing expensive disposable air filter elements that eat up your race and track budget! All you need is a K&N recharge kit like the 99-5000.

K&N race-specific KA-1016R air filter  and box

The K&N Race-Specific KA-1016R comes pre-oiled and ready to install in your Ninja

The KA-1016R comes pre-oiled and ready to use. The application-specific filter frame and sealing bead ensure a secure fit in the stock air box. No cutting or modification to the air box is required.

The K&N KA-1016R comes with a one year limited warranty. This product is for closed course competition use only and fits the following bikes:

2018 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R 998 - Race Specific
2017 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R KRT EDITION 998 - Race Specific
2017 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION 998 - Race Specific
2017 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R ABS 998 - Race Specific
2017 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R 998 - Race Specific
2016 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R KRT EDITION 998 - Race Specific
2016 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION 998 - Race Specific
2016 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R ABS 998 - Race Specific
2016 KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA ZX-10R 998 - Race Specific


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