I called the dealer, and the non-expert on the other end felt it was worth looking at, particularly under warranty. It'll go in next week, and we'll see what they say!
quote "Can someone tell me if the left side intake should look like this? Because the right side doesn't." quote
My right side has that same type of dimple on my 11 R1200GSA. No adverse affects so far
Seek Fun. "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain--and most fools do" BF
2009 K1300GT, S1000RR sold, F650 sold
2014 Kawasaki DTracker 250 (Chiang Mai Thailand)
A small dimple in an intake by itself can't possibly make any noticeable difference in air flow that you could detect by riding.
The only way it could make any difference if it was caused by impact or abuse that also caused a sizeable leak.
But this appears to be normal shape, not damage.