I agree with you. the reason I went with this filter is because I have a feeling in the not to far future some one ( IVAN ) ,lol might do air box mods on this new GEN FZ10-MT10 and Ill be ready for it. I see the opening in front of the box where the snorkle is going thru is small as is. Im getting ready to send my reflashed ECU back to 2wheeldynoworks to get the left side O2 harness connector activated when I hook up the active tune. This way any future air box mods that will crop up that WORK will be delt with with the active tuner. The MT10 forum has already done some air box mods, but im waiting for more results. Both IVAN and DALE WALKER have some sort of a small air box mod on the 2001-2005 FZ1 and a bigger air box mod on the 2006-20015 FZ1. Time will tell.