The seat comes close for me, but not perfect. I removed the butt stop and that allows a little sliding room. It's pretty good with a sheepskin but that throws off the angle to the bars for me and makes it sit even higher which is not the best situation for me. So a very well shaped standard or lower height seat could make a lot of difference. I have ridden mine over 18,000 and that is really the only complaint I have and it is a minor one.
Mine isn't terrible but I know it can be better. Guess we will see!
I tested a V85 a month ago or so, and I REALLY wanted to love it......and I did LIKE it....it is a good bike and super cool like Moto Guzzis in general. But it was realistically twice the price of my Strom and the Strom is paid for and set up perfectly for me and it is an excellent lightweight tourer. The prospect of paying $13 or $14k for a bike and still having to shell out another $600 for a good seat is just too much for me to justify. If the seat were good.........well that would be a problem!
I looked very closely at the VStrom 1000. great bike but, for me, just sitting on it was uncomfortable. I've given up on any stock motorcycle being comfortable for me. Granted, I need to lose several pounds. But that is a different story.
I have the MG tall seat and I took off the bump pad too then added a sit n fly cover. Works perfect for me. YMMV even the stock seat was OK for me as long as the bump pad is removed. Removing it gives more room, makes for a slightly curved bucket in the rear and makes it easy to slide up on passenger area to stretch.
I rode without the bump for awhile. I think it was a little better but not a game changer. The tall seat was good but I still felt it in the same spot after the same amount of time.
Think it's the combination of the seat roundover and a large ass that make for a small contact area.