Nah, he was to busy ticking me off for my slip on and black visor, not a bad cop either as he let me off, they try to educate us in north of UK,
(Northumbria Police) about safer riding, (YEAH RIGHT), just cos they can`t catch us lol.:lol:
Yeah...cause he's a POLICE officer, ergo, must be an awesome rider and willing to risk his life chasing a speeder in the twisties. It's more of a marketing campaign, they figure that the biker crowd will have more respect for them and actually pull over because they're riding a popular sportbike. Police are much more disliked in the UK than they are here, I guess because there are a lot more people trying to "beat" the system. Besides, you can see those big ass, wind sail license plates from the Moon... all they gotta do is wait for you at the house.
No...at least that's how it was when I lived there, maybe it's changed but I doubt it. Also, in rural areas there is very little police presence... you can goes days without seeing a cop/copcar. Maybe it's because they don't carry guns that they're less respected..?. Like I say, it may have changed.