Not everyone will use their bike exclusively to tour, so the Kawasaki Genuine Accessory saddlebag mounts have been integrated into the rear passenger grab bars, which eliminates the need for unsightly mounting brackets. This creates a clean appearance when the bags are not on the bike so you can look good even if you are just taking a tour of the local back roads. A new, 4.5-pounds-lighter exhaust adds to the new, sporty appearance of the bike as well. If you dig beneath the new fairing, you’ll find the engine is now equipped with new electronic throttle valves which allow the ECU to better manage the latest generation of Kawasaki’s rider-assist technology. Not only do they improve throttle response based on the rider’s on-the-fly selection of the four ride modes (Sport, Road, Rain, or the customizable Rider mode), but they also allow the ride-by-wire system to work more effectively with the latest versions of the new and improved rider-assist systems.