While Kawasaki was altering the front end, it also reshaped the gas tank, giving it another half a gallon, to 5.5, which should make the middleweight run easily past 200 miles on a tank. A reconfigured exhaust system and revised ECU settings boost claimed output from its 650cc parallel twin to 69 hp. The 650 also benefits from vibration-reducing rubber engine mounts, as well as suspension enhancements including a new separate function Showa fork, with a spring in the left tube and damping cartridge in the right, that features increase tube/stanchion overlap for better rigidity. A revised KYB rear shock with a remote preload adjuster brings up the rear, working, as before, without a linkage to the aluminum swingarm. Suspension travel is slightly longer than your typical streetbike’s, at 5.9 inches front, 5.7 inches rear. At 476 pounds (claimed wet weight), the standard Versys 650 is 15 pounds heavier than the 2014 model; about 3 pounds of that is the extra fuel capacity.