I'll try and be humble about how I phrase this intro. The truth is that buying this bike was a BIG event for me. Unlike *some* (not all) BMW owners I've met in the past, I won't often have the bankroll to "buy the thing that does the thing that has the BMW emblem and is twice the price because excellent". I actually bought the bike because it has the look, feel and features I was after in one package. With that, I NEED to protect it and this loaded question of a thread is precisely about that. On with it, then ... What protection "package" (combination of purchases from various entities) will best protect my bike's motor and plastics? I'd like to know that the motor is safe and that any minor stop and flop (of which I've had two in my entire riding career) wouldn't even touch the front fairing or rear cowling. I guess what I'm asking is ... If my only options are frame sliders or engine guards, what's the better investment? Are BOTH an option? Asking as needed but felt maybe others would benefit from me puttin' it out there.