It's been said before, but I'm saying it again - Seems like no matter what bike you get, the seat is almost ALWAYS the weekest link (with a few exceptions).
I sometimes wonder if so little engineering goes in to the butt to bike interface because most people spend less than 30 miles at a time on their cycles. Kind of think that has to be it, honestly, because dang near anything would be better than the crap you get stuck with on the majority of bikes. Even some of the bikes set up for middle-weight touring just have absolutely horrible seats.
Current case in point: the Versys. It's almost as though they planned on the maximum ride being about an hour. By the time I reach that hour, my tail bone is aggravated with me and ready for a break. I usually just deal with it, stand for a few seconds, roll to the back seat, something like that. Having to constantly adjust myself all over the place stinks. After another 45 minutes or so in, and I REALLY start noticing that tank-ward slope to the seat and the resulting numbing is less than fun.
I understand that the bike basically has to be designed for a wide range of uses and the most common of which for virtually any bike in the states these days is garage decoration. It's also fairly expected that a heavily dual sport machine have a thin seat as opposed to a wide one, so on and so forth. I also understand that there are cost factors involved with using better foam/materials, design, etc. Butt sheesh. /rant
A few decent sized rides on the Versys have convinced me to buy a different saddle. They're expensive, but I intend on keeping the bike for a good long while, so I can justify it to myself (and more importantly, my wife! ;D). Here's what I think I might end up going for: