I know things... A lot of things.
Join Date: Feb 2015
Motorcycle: GSXR 750 K4
Re: Purpose of Air intakes
I don't think that the WP has a pressurized airbox, as it was introduced later-on, with the SRAD models. That said, the intakes probably do serve a purpose, in that they allow the engine to draw air from the cooler region in front of the motorcycle, rather than the region around the engine and behind the radiator, which is probably going to be significantly hotter. Will the engine run? Sure, it probably will, but I'd expect it to run worse, especially given the fact that it's carburetted and can't adapt to the new conditions. I have a feeling that a significant portion of the running problems associated with old, carburetted bikes, is due to the accumulative effects of such modifications, where parts are discarded, since they "obviously" aren't necessary (and look bad).