With all the attention this kind of stuff has gotten recently in the news, one would think that this has never happened before.
I guess what they don't know won't hurt them.
The fact that it's a news story in spite of it's frequency highlights the fact that most motorcyclists can do this occassionally without killing anybody, themselves included.
Motorcyclists, due to their reduced risk of injury to others, should have different rules than the average brain-dead and uncoordinated cage driver. To wit, put motorcycles under a common-law rule. No harm, no foul.
It is a sportbike owner's responsibility to test out how fast their new bike can go. It is also a requirement of sportbike ownership to race (and obliterate) rich yuppy sportscar owners, especially if the rich yuppy sportscar owner has a piece of asp woman in the passenger seat 15 years his junior.
You're right. But the press has never made it an issue.
What we do need to be concerned about is the media deciding to make a crusade about m/c speeders. If the media starts harping on this then the kneejerk idiots in the legislatures will respond with more stupid laws. Lord help us if they decide to make it a "public safety" issue. Americans will pretty much support any sort of "totalitarianism with a smile" legislation if you scare them enough with newspaper and TV propaganda.