If you liked what you saw yesterday, when we posted leaked photos of the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650, then you will like even more what we have to say now, as Kawasaki USA has confirmed that the all-new Kawasaki Versys 650 is coming to the United States as a 2015 model year bike. The official announcement is set for the AIMExpo in October, so there is no pricing yet for the US market.
As we saw in the leaked photos, the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 has a revised headlight design, and new fairings that improve wind deflection around the rider. The 649cc parallel-twin engine has also been reworked, producing more horsepower and getting better fuel economy in the process.
Other changes include the front forks having separate damping functions, so both the rebound and compression adjustments are made at the top of the fork tube. Revised brakes have also been incorporated, changing out the calipers, pads, master cylinder, and brake discs from the old model.
The fuel tank capacity has also been increased, by 2 liters, to 21 liters of fuel (5.5 gallons). A new windscreen has also been fitted, as has a stronger rear subframe, which allows for a heavier payloud on the new Kawasaki Versys 650.
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