I have been fortunate enough to have state by state data on the clearance pricing of lists of motorbikes which has shown some disturbing trends over the last 5 years. Its no secret that over this period, popularity in motorcycling (including scooters) has shot up dramatically. Sales in particular models such as the fireblade, R6 and HD models are very pronounced. What has followed is an interesting trend. The price (cost to the consumer) for these ever increasing models is pretty well static over this 5 year period. However the re-sale value is not. Three years ago, popular sports bikes depreciated 25% in the first 12 months of ownership, compared to nearly 40% last year. This information is based on dutiable value declared by make and model, along with trader data. It would seem the love affair with bikes is glutting the second hand market, but not affecting the original retail price. A market correction needs to take place! What has been your experiences?