You've started your question with a presupposition, so there's no point in challenging that since your mind is already made up.
With that out of the way: Kawasaki OEM filters are fine, and Hiflo Filtro filters are fine. For street use it's splitting hairs regarding the different Hiflo parts. You don't need to lockwire an oil filter in order to ride to the shops via the canyons.
Some mid-production K&N filters are not fine due to poor hex nut weld and rupture risk. Some scrutineers will not permit a bike with a K&N filter to be ridden on the track. AFAIK, K&N contracted out to a mix of different suppliers.