Vance & Hines VO2 Naked Air Intake Kit For Harley Sportster 2004-2016
Great looking/sounding pipes
These pipes look and sound absolutely fantastic. Installation wasn't terribly difficult. It took about 4 hours on my own with a couple trips to the hardware store for tools I thought I had, but didn't.
I didn't really notice any huge changes in performance, even when combined with an intake and FuelPak tune. But, this is my wife's bike and I haven't ridden it long enough to have a solid feel for the base performance.
This was my first motorcycle exhaust installation. The parts are high quality and the instructions were clear. Any gaps were filled by some Googling or YouTube videos. I never had a reason to contact V&H support.
I would definitely recommend ordering the thin performance exhaust gaskets and quiet baffles. Installing the quiet baffles BEFORE you put the exhaust on is really easy. I could see it being a major pain with the exhaust already mounted.
July 14, 2016
Good for the price
This air cleaner assembly isn't difficult to install but like others have noted, the breather tubes are a bit confusing. Maybe not the best design for them but once you get them figured out it's all good. There really is only one way that makes sense it just isn't illustrated or explained well in the instructions. I have a few other minor gripes. The bolts holding on the air cleaner aren't arranged in any symetrical or aesthetic way. If you plan on running it without a cover it just looks a little weird. Likewise, the V&H logo isn't centered, it is sideways in the 2 o'clock position and also looks odd. Neither of these are major things I was just expecting a little more attention to detail from such a popular manufacturer. The quality of the components seems solid and for the price this is a good purchase.
June 28, 2016
I put Vance & Hines straight-shots, Naked VO2 air filter kit, and the Fuelpak FP3 on my 2014 Harley Sportster XL 1200 T. The package is 2nd to none and FP3 sealed the deal. Highly recommend.
June 22, 2016
The Naked Air system is a little more technical to install, and not as simple a previous systems..which ultimately is because the air system was designed with more technical performance goals in mind. I will be keeping the VO2 Naked on for a long time simply because of performance. I love the mechanical Naked look and I can use my factory cover for a quick dress. I dig the large 2016 air cover, better than MOST covers on the market, and the Naked system gives me that ability.
April 5, 2016
Right off it performed much smoother over stock. There is a noticeable increase in power as well. Acceleration is increased.
Well worth the time & money spent. The directions pertaining to the breather hoses are rather vague & I had to call Vance & Hines. E mailed them a pic, and they had me fixed up in just a couple minutes. Otherwise over installation time about 30 minutes.
February 5, 2016
Awesome product for a great price. I originally just had a new exhaust on my bike, with the intention of getting a new air intake and fuel pak. With just the exhaust on my bike, there wasn't much difference in my bikes performance, I wanted it for sound mostly anyways. Now that I've put the fuel pak and now this air intake, the difference is night and day. As soon as I twist that throttle she takes off. So much better performance. Couldn't be happier especially at the $125 price tag. And it just looks awesome.
I also agree with the other reviewer that the breather hoses were confusing because of the poor illustration in the instructions, but I ended up just finding a random YouTube video of someone installing one to figure out their proper placement.
10/10 would buy again.
January 20, 2016
Clean look and easy install
Can't get much simpler than this. Got rid of the bulky stock air cleaner for this clean and neat intake. Head breather hoses were a little tricky to figure out where to put cause of poor illustration on instructions but once I figured it out everything else was a breeze
September 12, 2015
I own a 2014 iron 883. Just put it on my bike today. I rode my bike on a long strip of road and.......WOW! I'm blown away! Money well spent! I feel the difference and now my bike sounds like a real motorcycle, even though i still have the stock exhaust pipes on. As soon as i open up that throttle it takes off. The install was easy. If you have a tool box you're set. Took me about 30 min. I highly recommend this air intake. Don't forget to buy the fuel pack!! Once i order the shortshots I'll order the fuel pack. ENJOY!
September 12, 2015