The price of motorcycle shipment is dependant on two main factors: 1) how far you are traveling and 2) what services the company you intend to use has to offer. A shipping company can offer you a variety of different services. You’d better use a specialist motorcycle shipper than a car shipper that offers motorcycle shipping as an extra service.
If you are traveling rather far, you will require more services as well as the price is likely to be higher. But you will receive a discount from the right company if you are transporting more than one motorbike so compare all the quotes you have.
A decent specialist motorcycle shipping company will know exactly what they are doing with your bike.
Expect some insurance to be included with your quote and the shipping company will try its utmost to ensure that nothing does go wrong. The insurance will cover you for scratches and careless damage by the shipping company, but it is unlikely to cover for acts of God like a sinking ship or damage due to floods. And if you're worried about this, you can buy extra insurance that covers for virtually any eventuality and your shipping company should be able to offer you a little advice on the relevant policies.