Just completed a 4 day trip to the Adirondack region in northern NY state. Covered ~1200km total distance according the odometer on the Versys. Almost all winding, twisting back roads. Even got to ride through some severe thunderstorms from which I learned there is no such thing as completely water proof gear.
The highlight of the trip was climbing Whiteface mountain. You can ride right to the top on a winding ~10 mile road. When you almost reach the peak you park and enter a long tunnel in the side of the mountain. This takes you to a single elevator takes you the last 46 stories, through the mountain, to an observation area on top. Can't recommend this enough if you are in the Lake Placid area. The area is filled with 100s of miles of winding roads and great places to stop and sight see. We actually rented cabins in a camp ground in the next town over from Lake Placid. Lake Placid is definitely a place worth visiting and a great place to eat but expensive. It's kinda like the Aspen, Co of NY. I've never seen so many expensive cars in one place. The North Pole camp ground
in Wilmington is where we camped. It even had a store that stocked 100 different varieties of beer although four days did not provide enough time to sample them all.
All I can say is the Versys performed flawlessly. It was fun to ride the back roads on but also all day comfortable unlike some of the sport tour bikes on the trip. I was on the bike for the full day, not including stops, for four days in a row without any significant discomfort. While maybe some very minor leg soreness, but standing on the pegs and stretching the legs cured that. This is a great touring bike. Stock seat caused no discomfort what so ever. I can't think of a better all rounder anywhere near the Versys price range.
I feel like I need to thank the guy that invented Cool Max. This is the first time I tried it on a long trip and it is fantastic as a base layer. Actually I used a cheap clone of the stuff from Marks Work Warehouse - long sleeve t-shirt and long johns. It is fantastic under a four season jacket and pants in what ever weather you encounter, hot or cold. It keeps you cool in 93F (when your moving) unlike cotton and if you get wet like I did, from driving through a rain storm without closing your jacket vents, it drys in under ten minutes, on your body, under the suit. There is no such thing as feeling damp or clammy in this stuff. It's all I will use for longer rides now.