International Dealer News IDN 147 February/March 2019 - Page 53

PRO GuIDe DNA Full Contour design Greek air filter manufacturer DNA has added several new applications to its cotton filter programme for late-model fitments - including for the ‘18-‘19 Honda X-ADV 750 (for road and off-road use) and the 2018 KTM 790 Duke (road, race and off-road use). Featuring DNA’s advanced Full Contour design (FCd), the company says it achieves a “perfect airtight fit for a fully sealed and trouble-free filter installation with their supplied model-specific supporting frame. DNA claims an extremely high 98- 99% filtering efficiency (ISO 5011) with four layers of DNA cotton P-KT7N18-01 for the KTM 790 Duke ‘18-‘19 P-H7SC18-01, the new DNA high-performance filter for the HONDA X-ADV 750 2018-2019 achieving +19.70% more air flow on the stock Duke 750 (183.20CFM/cubic feet per minute) and a massive +91.54% more air flow than the stock filter on (149.60 CFM) the X-ADV 750. Back in the 1980s, DNA Filters owner Dino Nikolaides, a mechanical engineer by training, conceived, designed and manufactured a ‘monocoque aluminium’ framed 80 cc two-stroke race bike. The bike was raced successfully for three years, finishing on the podium each time. Fast forward nearly 30 years and Dino teamed up with his motorsport engineer son Mario to build the DCR-018 ‘Billet Sting’, a modern racer inspired by his old design. Based on the 1,170 cc air/oil cooled BMW R9T 1200 Boxer engine, a key component of the bike’s design is the forced air intake. The intake is designed in such a way to serve as two hexagonal tubes that channel the high-speed moving air to the DNA filters. At the same time, it acts as a structural part that supports the fairing windshield and double front LED lights. The air filters used are two large 66 mm DNA Blue Leather Top Pod filters of the kind that won a Red Dot Design Award for the company in 2017. DNA FILTERS Athens, GREECE Tel: +30 210 555 9983 INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 53