The Versys was never designed to ride as soft as the KLR, and would not handle as well if the suspension was soften up to that degree. The following is a statement by the Versy designers as to the reasons for the firmer suspension on the Versys.
(Both the front fork and rear shock combine long travel with stiff springs. Standard off-road-style long-travel suspension allows a bike to fly over bumps and ruts with ease, but this type of suspension was deemed to be too mushy for the kind of riding we wanted to offer. Likewise with sport bike suspension, road holding is superb, but performance is best on (relatively) smooth roads. Combining both long travel and stiff springs yields the benefits of both off-road-style and sport-bike suspension, offering excellent road holding in a wide range of street riding conditions and superb feedback, enabling aggressive sport riding. )
The 465 shock/ spring is a great improvement in ride comfort because of it high quality design but will not give you the softer ride of a dual purpose motorcycle KLR type motorcycle., however it does give you very good cornering and a feel for the road which is what the Versys is superb at.