The question I pose has been touched upon in many times other threads so maybe it deserves at thread of its own. (Or merged if there is an existing thread) Do the police target motorcyclists anymore than other road users? In my opinion, I find that the police tend to target speeders in all types of vehicles, younger drivers, modified vehicles and unroadworthy vehicles in preference to motorcyclists. My experience is that I don't get pulled over, RBTed or license checked anymore often on my bikes than in my car..in fact I would say that my car has attracted more police attention than the two wheelers. Now, I don't want to hear any BS stories like "I woz only doin' 150 in a 80 zone when the cops busted me.That cop was hiding behind the billboard just waiting for a bike to come along. Bet if I was in a car he wouldn't have touched me. This is harassment" or "Yes, I know the boom gates were down but there weren't any trains coming...so why pick on me? The cop just didn't like bikes" Yes, I have heard people say similar things and the sad thing is that they actually believe themselves. eg. I have a mate who reckons the police pick on him. I've ridden with him and he goes everywhere at a million miles an hour..must be the cops fault he's always running out of points. He just doesn't get it!! Do the crime, do the time so to speak...I'd be keen to hear genuine examples of police harassment. Over to you. But my feelings are that, generally, motorcyclists aren't targeted anymore or less than other road users. I do realise that there may be exceptions such as, in a small country community there may be a local policeman that has a personal vendetta for example...so let's just try to look at the big picture. Fire away.