I wasn't suggesting shipping (although a SW flight is about $100 and then a ride home . . . .priceless :-)
I was suggesting that maybe you could find a dealer offering an equally good price. Or find a dealer with a 2012 left over and show them the price "back home" in St. Louis. Of course they'll say "fly your arse to STL if you want that deal" but they might also make a counter-offer that's close . . .
howdy. good decision to haggle. if they have a brand new 2011, it means it's been sitting for quite a while and there is not much demand for it or it would have been sold already. works well in your favor. though you are interested in buying in the spring when demand for motorcycles are at their highest