Ok, so I noticed a discrepancy in my actions between the start-up of my bike and my car ('98 civic). For my bike, I start the engine before I put my gloves on and let it idle as long as it takes me, usually about 30 seconds, and then I ride off conservatively (at least at first). My reasoning on this brief period of minimal load on the engine is so that the oil has time to resupply oil to the components in the engine that the oil drained off during the time the engine was off.
However, in my car I usually just start the engine and drive off conservatively (at least at first). [By driving conservatively after start-up, I mean that I do not rev the engine excessively, accelerate "hard," and not flog the crap out if the vehicle until the coolant is registering and on its way too normal temps.] I guess I don't care enough about the car to try to go out of my way to be nice to it.
How do you treat the engines in your vehicles? Do you treat the bike better than the others?