You can and will get pulled over here on anything. They mainly target crotch rockets, but I have been pulled over on a Goldwing a couple of times. And they always run the VIN. We are very close to the Mexican border, and several Indian reservations. Vehicle theft is probably the most common crime here. And it doesn't have to be something fancy or expensive, they will steal anything. I had a ratty dual sport motorcycle stolen once, from a McDonald's parking lot, in the daytime.
I won't spend more on a bike than I think it's worth, but if it's a good deal, I don't seem to have a problem buying bikes I don't need.
2002 Vulcan 750, 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
1980 Puch moped