The Triumph Trophy 1215 triple has been a great transcontinental touring bike for Fay and I, as has been our Moto Guzzi Stelvio, but at 600 lb.+ wet, and 1100 lb. gross, it's slowly getting to be too much.
And I don't need 100+ and especially not 130+ horsepower any more. My need to do uphill, two-up, 90 MPH hard overtakes up a mountain road has been declining over the years.
Within 5 years (God willing and the creeks don't rise), we'll have a nice 500 for leisurely touring, and those times I'm riding by myself, it'll be a light sporter with a 350 lb. dry weight.
Time marches on, and there's no need in denying it nor regretting it. I'm thankful every day for what I've been able to do in my life; if I'm struck by lightning right after I post this, I've got no cause for "If ONLY I had ..." !!