More Performance for 2013-2016 Honda CBR500R and CB500 with K&N Washable Reusable Air Filter

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Between 40 and 50 years back the Japanese motorcycle industry looked much different than it does today. Manufacturers like the Honda Motor Company produced small displacement motorcycles which appealed to, and could be purchased by, young first-time riders. The Honda CB series is perhaps one of the most well-known and loved lines of classic road-going motorcycles. In an age when motorcycles, specifically those made by Harley-Davidson, were associated with outlaws and troublemakers Honda chose to appeal to the masses with an ad campaign that stated "You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda."

K&N high-flow air filter number HA-5013 is engineered to increase airflow while also fitting inside the stock 2013-2016 Honda CBR500R, CB500F, and CB500X air box

K&N high-flow air filter number HA-5013 is engineered to increase airflow while also fitting inside the stock 2013-2016 Honda CBR500R, CB500F, and CB500X air box

Fast forward a few decades and it became clear that Japanese motorcycles had advanced in different direction. The simple universal Japanese motorcycles had been replaced by high-powered race worthy sportbikes. For years the only sport inspired motorcycles offered in the U.S. less than 600 cubic centimeters were the small Ninja 250 and 500 models from Kawasaki. With an exponential increase in demand for entry level sportbikes, Honda finally brought fun, easy to ride, sub 600 cc motorcycles back to the U.S. market.

Flow Chart for 2013-2016 K&N Honda CB500F, Honda CBR500X and Honda CBR500R Air Filter HA-5013

Flow Chart for K&N 2013-2016 Honda CB500F, Honda CBR500X and Honda CBR500R Air Filter HA-5013

One such series of motorcycles is the sporty Honda CBR500R model, the CB500F naked bike, and the adventurous CB500X. The 471cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine is capable of producing 47 horsepower and maintaining a linear powerband. As owners of Honda CBR500R and CB500 motorcycles become comfortable with riding, they begin to search out ways to re-kindle the excitement they first felt when swinging a leg over their bike.

Here to help boost performance of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 CBR500R, CB500F, and CB500X is a world famous high-flow replacement air filter from K&N. A K&N high-flow replacement air filter is different from stock in that K&N uses cotton gauze filter media woven to exacting specifications. Cotton, by nature, is more breathable than the paper or foam media used for most motorcycle air filters. Since an internal combustion engine is essentially an air pump, getting more air into your engine can increase performance, acceleration, and throttle response.

Some might be worried that an increase in airflow comes at the expense of filtration efficiency and engine protection. To put minds at ease 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. HA-5013 was shown to have a 99.44% overall filtration efficiency when tested with ISO coarse test dust. Calling this test dust coarse is almost preposterous, as 22% of the dust is rated at 10 microns or less. To provide perspective, a human blood cell is typically between 6 and 8 microns across. Click here to view detailed test results.

Part number HA-5013 for 2013 through 2016 Honda CBR500R, CB500F, and CB500X models is backed by the industry leading K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty. This means that 2013 Honda CBR500 and CB500 owners can enjoy a lifetime of increased performance, reusability, and longer air filter service intervals when using part number HA-5013.

HA-5013 replacement high-flow air filter is designed to provide a lifetime of increased performance without any need for modifications or tuning for the following motorcycles:

2016 HONDA CBR500R 471
2016 HONDA CB500X 471
2016 HONDA CB500F 471
2015 HONDA CBR500R ABS 471
2015 HONDA CBR500R 471
2015 HONDA CB500X ABS 471
2015 HONDA CB500X 471
2015 HONDA CB500F ABS 471
2015 HONDA CB500F 471
2014 HONDA CBR500R ABS 471
2014 HONDA CBR500R 471
2014 HONDA CB500X ABS 471
2014 HONDA CB500X 471
2014 HONDA CB500F ABS 471
2014 HONDA CB500F 471
2013 HONDA CBR500R ABS 471
2013 HONDA CBR500R 471
2013 HONDA CB500X ABS 471
2013 HONDA CB500X 471
2013 HONDA CB500F ABS 471
2013 HONDA CB500F 471

For all K&N Honda CB500F, Honda CBR500X and Honda CBR500R air filters visit the Honda CB500F Air Filters, Honda CB500X Air Filters and Honda CBR500R Air Filters pages on


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit