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As the manufactures build new bikes for each season even if they are basically the same as the previous seasons machine then that leaves a lot of bikes going into storage or scrap each year and are a financial write off.
Therefore the monetary value is debatable and the only real costs in releasing them for satellite teams is in the supply of spare parts some of which may be obsolete.
As to selling them wouldn't the manufactures be concerned that there machines might fall into the hands of their rivals so the lease agreements are a way of preventing this.
I am surprised at the CRT teams generosity in letting Edward test there machines, something I would not have thought could happen.