FWIW, I've switched to braided brake hoses on the V-650 and didn't notice much change at all. It was an ABS version, so the hoses were pretty long and there were many of them.
On the other hand, I changed the master and calipers on an old GSXR 750 (to ones from an old R1) and it helped *a lot*.
I've also changed brake pads on many bikes and while good pads help the braking efficiency, they don't help much with feel.
So in my personal opinion, changing hoses is overrated - the perceived effects are most likely more due to finally getting a proper bleed rather than the hoses themselves. Changing brake pads is something you want to do anyway, for good reasons, but to improve the feel and strength, I had most success with the master and caliper combo.
2015 Versys 650