For protection of my MT-09s motor in case of falling over or sliding, I mounted the DPM race engine guards to my bike. The guards are monted seperately to holding plates which are mounted to the bikes motor.
It is important to read and follow the delivered instructions. Both holding plates are not the same and specifically produced for a respective side of the Yamaha MT-09. The spacers and screws are specifically made as well. If you follow the well made instructions, the work is easy.
For Mounting you take out the original motor holding screws (marked green in the pic below). After that I already installed the engine guard on its respective holding plate, since it is not easy to reach as soon as the plate is mounted to the bike.
When fastening the motor holding screws, please use the prescribed torque by Yamaha.
The mounted engine guards by DPM seem sturdy and well made. They protrude slightly over the cooler fairings and keep looking subtle on the bike. Finally I show you some pictures of the DPM Race engine guards on my Yamaha MT-09.