I too bought a 2014 because 2 grand is 2 grand.
I only read the reviews in passing but think I noted most of the differences. The new bikes have 4 more hp, rubber mounts and therefore less vibration, easy pre-load dial that looks like it added 5 pounds to the bike, and a rake change. Saddlebag pointed out the following.........." the additional trail of the new model makes it more stable, like a cruiser. At higher speeds, with luggage/passenger, that's kind of a big deal."
To be clear, I am not bad-mouthing the 2015's. They appear to be remarkable bikes. And if I was unable to steal the last 2014 here in my region, I'd be riding a 2015 right now.
Only you can decide if the 2K is worth it.
From my perspective, I got a brand new 2014 for about what the used bikes were going for.
2014 Versys 650 in glorious Kawasaki Green
Last edited by Zoomie; 07-10-2015 at 07:08 AM.