A market will only bare what it bares.
I never understood why folks get so peeved with trade in prices.
Let's use a number of 20k on the road for a new xyz900 of whatever description. 2.5k is Gov charges, rego etc. So that makes the new bike 17.5k. But what would someone want to pay for a used bike which was that price new? Is it worth 3/4 of new? More? Less?
Me, if it's 17.5 new, I'm not spending more than 13k used.
Then the dealership has to make a profit. Call it 1k for the sake of the argument. That means 12k or less they would need to pay for it. That doesn't take into consideration that they will have to hold it in stock, sitting on 11 or 12k of operating capital, for up to three months, sometimes more. Plus warrant it.
For the convenience of not having to prepare, advertise, deal with "buyers" and being able to walk in with the old one, throw them the keys and ride out of there on a new one right there and then is surely worth all that isn't it?