First I know this is a Triumph forum and I do have a Bonneville but I was riding my Suzuki TU to get new tires when this happened. I know the riders here have a lot of moto knowledge and I thought someone here might know/have something I could use for this issue.
So I got a ticket. And from a motorman! (an HD riding friend of mine said it's prejudice against Suzuki
Anyway, he used a Radar or Lidar gun and I was in a group of cars.
Apparently the TU is so light and doesn't have enough metal/weight to activate traffic signal sensors or garage entrance/exit sensors. I know those "SLOW DOWN" signs with the light up numbers that are on the side of the road can't "see" a TU. Also there's that pic of the guy riding a TU and the traffic camera stated he was going 142 mph.
(For anyone that doesn't know, a Suzuki TU is a 250cc bike that can maybe break 100 if your going down a long enough, steep enough hill and have a strong tail wind.)
Because of these things I'm wondering if the speed guns can even pick the TU up?
If anybody has any info on this I'd be grateful. I'm looking for anything I can take to court with me, even if it's anecdotal. For instance if there were more pics like the 142 mph then I would think a stack of them (along with whatever else I can collect) could prove unreliability of the gun.
I've always taken my lumps when earned but this time I don't deserve it. There was a pod of cars and I was working to not get run over. When the cop walked out into the middle of two lanes two columns of cars stopped. He picked me out as the easiest to wave over, not because the gun locked on my vehicle. I'd take it if I deserved it but not this time.