Y'know, it sucks - sportbike riders are typically viewed as troublemakers and traffic law breakers by the law enforcement community. I've seen it first hand and dislike it very much. It very well may be that the officer was following you Dee, figuring if he watched you long enough you'd do a wheelie or stoppie or something. I mean, ALL sportbikers do that stuff, right?
A perhaps interesting anecdote: I don't know if I told you guys this or not, but awhile back I got into it with a lieutenant on the job. He was running a radar assignment on the slab in town. Had about four other cruisers with him. Anyway, a kid on a ZX-7R came by at 120 (in a 60). The kid saw what was sitting on the side of the road and he pulled over and waited
for the black-and-white which he knew would be coming. Well, the LT had his bike towed and the rider booked into jail for willful reckless driving.
My contention was a speeding ticket was appropriate (he was double over in traffic after all), but by putting a hook on the bike and booking the kid into jail, the LT had just ensured
a flight situation next time the young guy was out riding and went past a police officer. I was really
aggravated, but I've got a mere three stripes on my sleeves. The LT called them, and raised me two bars (translation: I lost).
Anyway, I just detest that sportbikers are viewed as a blanket menace. It's not all the cops' fault though - stunnas (IMO) ruin it for everyone and cause alot of the broadbrushing that goes on.
A final note: You'd be amazed at the difference in attetion I gather between riding the 954 last year and the naked, upright FZ this season. Cops barely pay attention to me now. And I still got ~130 hp to play with.
Ride naked, ride anonymously?