There’s a good reason for that. Early into the 2014 model year—actually late in 2013—dealers were still generous with trade-in allowances because at that stage it was difficult to gauge exactly what kind of impact the new models would have on used-bike prices. But demand for Rushmore bikes was massive, and the market became flooded with older Street Glides, Ultra Classics, Ultra Limiteds, and Tri-Glides. As a result, dealers were feeling the pressure associated with taking in inventory and tying up cash flow on bikes and trikes that were now less desirable. This inventory moved through the auction houses, and with values falling, dealers had to be careful to not offer too much on a trade-in to be sure they wouldn’t lose money at auction.