Thankfully, this question has almost been exorcised from the motorcycle lexicon. The MSF’s tireless work on this subject should be acknowledged. However, no vaccination is 100% perfect, and this falsehood still occasionally rears its ugly head. Handle this question gently – no teasing here. Explain the mechanics of brakes. Spend some time on the forward shift of the motorcycle’s weight and how that affects traction. Carry the discussion over to ABS, if it’s applicable. You’re having a potentially life-or-death conversation. Treat it with that level of respect.