Hey Billy, on reflection, are you glad you sold it now or do you wish the urge to get a Triumph didn't happen???
This is a really interesting question. Short version - yes - for my needs/wants at the time, I am still okay with the fact that I sold it. I might have kept it and stepped up into a Tiger eventually. Dunno. Life takes you in different directions, just as it is now.
Each bike purchase I've made over the years has been retroactive wish fulfillment. So, for example - I dumped the V to buy a 2000 BMW R 1100 S back in 2010. I had desperately wanted an R11S when they first came out and I just happened to have the time and money at the time one came available.
I got that out of my system, sold it when I moved to DC. Loved that bike - even though I rode it in fear of major mechanical issues. In hindsight, I shouldn't have sold that bike until after I moved out here.
The Tiger 1050 was also wish fulfillment. Had always wanted one, but didn't have the means at the time. Spent 250 mi on it this weekend riding around the hills near Camp David, and then yesterday did some suspension tweaking. Good God, that motor is amazing. It's such a great motorcycle.
But - the official word came through this morning and I'm definitely going to sell it as a result of that. I've got a bunch of work travel coming up so I need to complete that (two weeks) and then I'm going to list it up for sale. It'll take probably a month and a half between the time I sell it and the time I pick up another bike, so if I'm lucky, I can find a V going into the winter.
Funny enough, I can find a used Tiger for about the same price as a V. Been thinking about that, too.