In most cases running from them is stupid to the point of being ridiculous. Yeah, you might get away if you are in the backroads with a lot of places to turn off....then again you might not. You could crash trying. They could anticipate your turn and have another one waiting down the road. You bike is much faster than their car, but not quite as fast as their radio. The bottom line is, if you run and they catch you, you charges just went from misdemeanor traffic violations to felonies.
If you are on the Interstate, you don't stand a chance of getting away.
Many times I have seen them just watch people go by running triple digits. One State Trooper in Alabama told me that he usually just wishes them good luck because they are "probably gonna end up needin' it." Many times they don't want to take a chance on crashing you and figure you are not likely to kill anyone but yourself.
Sometimes, however, such as is the case in the North Georgia Mountains right now, they have had so many complaints from locals that they go out in force on the weekends and enforce a "zero tolerance" policy for a while. They have had so many complaints already this year up there that they have orders from the Governor to "do what it takes to get the motorcycles under control." We brought that on ourselves.
There are so many people up there riding like complete retards in populated areas, it's ridiculous. Sometimes I feel sorry for the people that live up there. It's not enough to ride up Blood Mountain International Raceway (Highway 129) at 100+ mph cutting cars off in the corners or down Wolf Pen Gap Grand Prix Raceway (Hiway 180) at triple digits running wide in the corners and crashing all over the place.....they have to ride 120 mph wheelies in front people's houses and through the towns and such.
Now, I'm not against riding wheelies or riding fast...where it's safe and you aren't going to bother anyone. But PUHLEEZ...have a little common sense about it. Those people live there. And they have kids and wives and dogs and cats an they have to get on those roads to go to the store and do their daily business. They don't want some nitwit on a 450 lb 130 mph unguided missile crashing into them or their families. How would you like to have someone riding like that (or a bunch of someones) on the street in front of your house?
The cops aren't being assholes when they enforce the laws in most cases. They are simply trying to make the roads equally useable and the neighborhoods safe for everyone. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.