Hopefully, we can start a new Versy LT model thread: Current ETA in the U.S. Feb 2015. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Of8ZBSFZSvY http://www.kawasaki.com/Press/Release/2015-VERSYS-650-ABS The Kawasaki Versys 650 has seen a long list of revisions for 2015, from its styling to its engine, and is being offered in both LT and ABS versions. Some of the revisions are directly aimed at quelling the noticeable vibrations of prior models, primarily rubber-mounting the engine and using rubber-isolated handlebars. Dynamically, the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT and 650 ABS are carbon copies, the LT version receiving Kawasaki Quick Release hard saddlebags and hand guards in order to bolster its touring resume. The saddlebags reportedly offer 28-liters of storage. The 649cc Parallel Twin of the Versys is inherited from the Ninja 650 and reportedly has been tuned for greater torque. This is accomplished by changes to the ECU and a new one-piece exhaust aimed to boost power in the upper ranges. The 2015 Versys 650 LT/ABS also receives a new fuel pump and Kawasaki Air Management System radiator air duct system. The latest 650 Versys also runs a bigger 5.5-gallon tank, up a half-gallon from 2014. In the suspension department, the rear sees a new KYB shock with a remote preload adjuster while an adjustable Showa fork supports the front. Damping and spring functions are split between the fork tubes to provide the adjustability and to shave a little weight. The outer fork tubes are also longer than before in an effort to improve rigidity on the front end. Additionally, the 2015 Versys 650 received a new subframe to go along with its rear suspension in order to increase the payload it can support. In the case of the 2015 Versys 650 LT, the subframe supports the hard saddlebags. In the braking department, Kawasaki went with new Nissin block-style calipers and brake pads. The master cylinders are new as well and Kawi bumped up the size of the rear disc, too. ABS comes standard on both versions while the bike is shod in different rubber in the form of a set of Dunlop Sportsmax D222 tires. The fresh styling starts with a new cowling and twin side-by-side headlights that replace the former stacked set. The new design of the front fairing includes a chin spoiler under the headlights to create more downforce at higher speeds and air passages on the side cowling to redirect air around the rider. Kawasaki says the windshield is now almost twice the size as before and can be adjusted up by 2.4-inches sans tools. Footpegs on the 2015 Versys LT/ABS are 15mm lower and 20mm further forward in comparison to last year’s model. The tail has been tweaked as well and outfitted with a new LED taillight. 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Specifications Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder parallel twin Displacement: 649cc Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm Compression ratio: 10.8:1 Cooling: Liquid Fuel injection: DFI with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance Transmission: Six-speed with positive neutral finder Final drive: Sealed chain Frame: Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel Rake / trail: 25 degrees / 4.3 in. Wheelbase: 55.7 in. Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload / 5.9 in. Rear suspension / wheel travel: Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload / 5.7 in. Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 Rear tire: 160/60 ZR17 Front brake: Dual 300mm petal-style rotors with two-piston calipers and ABS Rear brake: Single 250mm petal-style rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS Overall length: 85.2 in. Overall width: 33.1 in. Overall height: 55.1 in. (windshield low) / 57.1 in. (windshield raised) Seat height: 33.1 in. Curb weight: 476 lbs. Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal. Colors: Candy Lime Green, Pearl Stardust White Warranty: 12 months Optional Kawasaki Protection Plus: 12, 24, 36, and 48-month plans are available Accessories: The Kawasaki Genuine Accessories program is available at authorized Kawasaki dealers. The range of options includes KQRTM (Kawasaki Quick Release) 28-liter Hard Saddlebags with the Kawasaki One Key system, as well as a new KQR 47-liter Top Case (with the same One Key system), which can accommodate two full-face helmets and can be used alone or with saddlebags. There is also an optional LED Light Bar, a 12v DC Outlet to power electronics, Grip Heaters, a low Gel Seat, Tank Bag, Knee Pads, Frame Sliders, Windshield and a Gear Position Indicator, to name some of the items offered as Kawasaki Genuine Accessories.