I got lucky and was able to find a used one and was very impressed with it. The interesting part about it is how cool it stays. Cruising in the Okanagan at 38 degrees the seat will actually make it feel 10-15 degrees cooler, and can actually be a little cold at times. No Monkey Butt at all. I no longer own that bike but if I was in the market for a new touring seat I would search for a used first but if no luck I would pay retail, it was that good. Of course seat threads are like oil threads, what works for one may not be the best fit for another, so just my .02c.I second the sheepskin option... I do long trips with a sheepskin which, I'll admit, looks kind of ridiculous when you're leaned over rolling on the power exiting a corner, but it is comfy comfy comfy. Buy a good one and have a saddle shop fit it to your seat. I'd imagine an air cushion such as the airhawk would help as well and they look pretty cost effective, probably around the same as a good fitted sheepskin.
Holy cr#p those Kontour seats are pricey! They better work damned good for that kind of money.
Way back when I had some pants with cushioning in the butt but I recall them being very hot, they did not breathe well.