I haven't had a chance to put the rack through the paces but I can say installation was dead simple on my '16 1290SA. I had to bend one of the arms about 1/4 of an inch to fit the mount holes on my bike but that really wasn't a problem at all. It looks great and feels solid enough for what need it to do. I mounted my Mosko Backcountry 35s to it with no fuss whatsoever. Took me about 30 minutes at a snail's pace.