The airbox itself is cut open, so any ram-air effect is lost.
The intake snout is cut between the airbox and intake channel. Think of it as being inside the fairings by your right knee when riding
The hole in the airbox (left side) is done from within the airbox. Think of it as being inside your left knee when riding.
Now.. The ram air effect on the MTS as a whole would be intresting to see. If anyone would be able to give me a clue on what the increase in pressure actually is on a stock bike, then Id say the effect would be quantifiable. I am GUESSING that the effect is next to zero.. I would be very amazed if the effect of ramair would be able to increase power and torque across the range as the above mod has done (which actually is proven on a dyno).
Will ramair on the MTS increase power with 4.5hp and 4.1ft/lbs (6nm indicated on dyno)?
Across the entire revrange? Not speed dependent?
You can check this out if you like..
Conclusion: Up to 120 mph when the boost hits 20mb, we're only talking about the odd bhp. On a ZX-9R.. Those have doulble intakes and are made to be tight. The MTS´s intake isnt.
But I´m open to other peoples experience, just as long as its relevant to real world usage. I dont ride over 100mph all that often, so..