This is good and bad…like kawasaki rider said, “bikers are a minority”…and probably “odd rebels” in they eyes of the cops here…remember that one should not dare to be different in Taiwan…or else you will always be on the receiving end of BS…sure, there are a million other more serious road infractions happening every second of every day in Taiwan, however those infractions are done by the majority of road users here…that would be hard to crack down on, cacth and ticket every single offence!..
…so, what do they do?..catch the bikers that ride in groups!..big groups!..it’s easy, just make a road block and rip into every single bike and rider for every single detail!..legal pipes, street tires and tread wear, fender eliminators, modified lights, approved head protection, registration papers, insurance papers, import papers…the list goes on!..
…again, it’s the easiest thing for them to do!..and a huge fun spoiler as well because we should all remember that no one should have fun here other than in the “riverside KTVs”…
I’ve come to terms with the circus that goes on here and it still boils inside everytime something lik ethis happpens…but hey, someone has to justify their job and their badge!
Now, I guess that if we(riders) care about our sport, we’ll think about the way we do things around here, especially since we don’t want more negative attention than we need!..it’s simple…
1- ride in reasonably sized groups(3-4 or 5 max)
2- respect local villages, slow down and keep the RPMs on the down low!
doing these two things can ease the possibilities of close calls or unfortunate events…there is no need to blast through little towns and make people hate and complain about bikes!..The things we do reflect on us!..