In other news, the Versys 650, powered by Kawasaki’s 649cc parallel-twin, has been significantly upgraded for 2015. It will be sold as two distinct models: the Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT. The LT has handguards and quick-release hard saddlebags like those of the new Versys 1000 LT. Both 650s, however, have have many other changes for 2015, highlighted by new styling, a slight bump in power (thanks to a new exhaust), and footpegs that have been moved 15mm lower and 15mm forward for improved rider comfort. Moreover, all new Versys 650s now have a rubber-mounted engine, a larger windscreen, a Showa fork, a KYB shock, Nissin brake calipers, and a half-gallon-larger fuel tank. Look for the new 650s to arrive in December or January.