Greetings. The primary question: Do 'minimalist' riders, 250cc and less as defined here, incur fewer injuries from riding a motorcycle? Various government studies correlate greater motorcycle displacement and horsepower with higher incidence of fatal motorcycle crashes.:eek1 My own thoughts are about injuring my legs, which are important for my other chosen sports and profession, actually more important to me than riding a motorcycle. My frame of reference is that I ride in season thousands of miles per year on a (minimalist) dualsport motorcycle, dirt roads and singletrack. I have had no motorcycle-related injuries since my failed attempts at motocross long ago. Anecdotal reports lead to the question, in regard to dirt bikes or dualsport- Is the incidence of lower extremity injuries greater when the rider is on a more powerful, heavier, taller seat-height motorcycle than when on a shorter, less-powerful motorcycle? Yes, understood (and have experienced) the thrill of powerful, long-travel motorcycles, no question. Here is discussion about incidence and type of injuries with 'minimalist' v., haulin' ass, kinds of motorcycles. Thanks in advance.