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I shouldn't be sharing this because I know some dumb squid will read it and take it to heart, but...
1. I encourage you to look at your local LE, sheriff, and all nearby department's policies for pursuing motorcycles. Most have a strictly no pursuit policy unless they know you've committed a forcible felony. So, if you're on a bike, and you blow passed a cop and run, unless he knows for a fact you just committed a rape or a robbery, he must terminate the pursuit. Florida Highway Patrol has this policy, FYI.
2. Assuming an agency does allow motorcycle pursuits for speeding. If you're doing 130 MPH, you're travelling at 190 feet per second. That means even if a cop guns you for speeding at 200 yards away, you've already passed him in 3 seconds. During those 3 seconds, he has to put the gun down, put the car in drive, and safely pull out into traffic. Then he has to take his slow ass Crown Vic and accelerate up to 150 MPH just to have a chance catch up to you. Which is damn near impossible since most CVPI's barely hit 130. Hell, even if it's a Vette, he still doesn't have a chance.
Assume he is in a 13 second car, you're doing 130 MPH, and he guns you at 200 yards away. You will have 1/2 a mile on him by the time he even matches your speed. Now he's gotta go FASTER than 130 to catch up to you, and all this is assuming that once you see him you don't gun it to 150-160.
3. Most police officers wouldn't even attempt to catch a biker going that fast. Its looked at it like you'll kill yourself eventually, no need for me to be involved in the paperwork. They'll simply flash their lights as you haul ass by them in an attempt to "scare you" into slowing down. Or if they do pull out, they'll just hope you're an honest biker and will stop for them.
4. Now, with all that being said - cops don't need to pursue you to catch you. You can't outrun a Motorola and if you get a big agency with little going on, a deputy on the radio saying "There's a red bike clocked at 130 MPH going down Route XXXX, heads up" and you had better be real lucky that there's not someone waiting for you down the road after you've slowed up.
Edit: To answer the question - if I was very familiar with the road, knowing what I posted above, if there was an exit very very close (but without being in eye sight of the officer) I'd probably slow down and get off there. But I'd probably do that in a car too. "Oh sorry officer, I knew I was speeding but I didnt know you were behind me until I got off at this exit". That won't get you out of the ass chewing and court appearance, but you won't get arrested.
As far as actually running? Never.
Last edited by Eurodriver; 10-22-2012 at 09:31 AM.