Before the Versys I had a EX650R Ninja. Same brakesÖthey sucked. I was determined to find a fix and finally settled on a Beringer master cylinder, Spiegler stainless steel braided brake lines, and EBC double-H sintered brake pads. Costly, but to me the results were worth it. The stock brakes felt wooden, no feel, and required way too much effort for my normal two finger braking style. After the upgrade they are the best brakes I have ever had on any bike (as it ought to be for over $1000.00). I didnít arrive at this configuration all at once. First I upgraded the brake pads, much much better, but not good enough yet so next was the steel braided lines. This didnít result in any noticeably improvement. I attribute this to the fact that while I may occasional take a fast sprint in the twisties, I donít race and incountered no emergency braking scenarios that might have exerted enough force to expand rubber brake lines. The versys has a 18mm piston. When I purchased the Beringer master cylinder a 21mm piston was recommended. Although skeptical, I took their advice and am more than happy, two fingers is all you want to use and now I can tell exactly how much pressure is required and modify it easily. I think the cheapest approach would be to replace the brake pads first and see if this helps out enough, it might surprise you. I would guess that this change alone would satisfy a great number of riders. If this doesnít do it for you then I would definitely look for an appropriate master cylinder with a 21mm piston. Simply replacing the current master cylinder with another one with the same piston size and leverage of similar design (i.e. normal cheap no miniature bearings in the pivots, machined from billet, etc.) wonít change anything. Also, if you do find a replacement master cylinder that you want to try, you may have to also replace the clutch side as well if you want to keep the same levers.