Nice mechanical and chassis updates. I'm still not sold on ABS based on the gen4, so I'll patiently wait to see how the gen5 pans out.
Aesthetics, umm not liking the green busy decal, the front lights look like they have eyeliner applied, the black looks best so far. At least most bikes on the asphalt will only be seeing the back end which is not real pretty either.
The front forks (drool), why the 3 spoke wheels, so many better looking wheels designs?
Quick shifter and Brembo brakes = awesome!!!
Would I upgrade my gen4? Maybe, even though it's wicked fast and pretty much dialed in for my needs.
Kawasaki seems to have the right blend of mechanicals in place to propel and stop the bike, and I have no doubt that this bike will sell like hot cakes, but asthetics is where some fresh inspiration is needed.
It costs the same amount of money to design and build an ugly bike as it does to build an eye candy masterpiece to drool over So why not the latter?
If we are looking at this bike through the Apple lens, then what we have here is a Gen4 "S"