Funny about the attitude of that dealer. We have 1 locally that is the same way but they only sell Japanese bikes. Last year when my father inlaw gave me his Harley (the Harley was in Missouri & I am in South Carolina) I looked into shipping & I think the cheapest I could find was $500 before taxes & such. I ended up driving my truck the 2,000 mile round trip because it was way cheaper. Maybe different with new bikes. Good luck.