We were all new motorcyclists at one time. So, we should be gentle when making fun of them. Still, when the same questions keep making the rounds for generations, we have to poke a little fun. Newbie motorcyclists have a unique combination of ignorance and earnestness that is frequently compounded by the lack of funds often associated with the aftermath of buying a first bike. While it is often hard to resist being glib and spinning some yarn that plays into that youthful cluelessness, keep in mind that a misleading response could lead to dire consequences. Therefore, give the correct response – followed by some gentle ribbing. After all, they deserve it for asking such a dumb question.