When I first tried the bike, I liked the position of the seat, and I still do - it's just a bit hard for me, and gets irritating after a while - moreso than I thought it would, and more than any other bike I've owned. I've owned more aggressive bikes with thinner seat pads that were more comfortable - for me.
As I said, I thought it would soften up a bit with use, and my butt would toughen up and get used to the seating position. Isn't happening. Bad S#*! happens when you age, and some of it is sneaky.
I'm glad some like it the way it is, Kawasaki wouldn't sell too many of them if that wasn't the case. But If one looks through the forums, the seat is a pretty common irritant item.
I like the rest of the bike just fine, and I eagerly await the Airhawk, and I really hope it helps. I'll ride further, and more often, and that's not a bad thing.