Why are new dealers selling outdated bikes at MSRP?
I went to my local bike dealer the other day and was very surprised that they still had quite a few 2012 bikes sitting on the show room floor. Naturally, I presumed they were used since they were a couple years old, so I made a comment along the order of their asking price (which was current MSRP for 2014 models on a the Honda Shadow that I was referencing at the time) being somewhat ridiculous. Basically, the salesman got all cocky, fluffed his rooster feathers, and I had no clue why he was so edgy until I realized it was actually "new" in the sense that it had never been bought. I felt slightly stupid for about 3 seconds, but that feeling quickly subdued as there's no way I'd pay MSRP for a 2 year old bike anyways if I were going the new route.
My question is, why would a bike dealer still be asking MSRP for a 2 year old bike? It's not acceptable for a car dealer to sell cars at MSRP that are that old (heck, they practically give them away after 1 year), so why do bike dealers think they can get away with it, or are these guys just weirdos?