Offering toughness, durability, superior design, and a great fit and finish. These racks have proven themselves worthy by our own brutal testing and by thousands of adventure riders all over the world. They are the finest racks available at any price. Made by Hepco Becker in Germany from heavy gage black powder coated 5/8" (16mm) round steel tubing. Featuring maximum attach points per side and a rear cross bar for ultimate strength. The "Lock-It" 1/4-Turn Fastener feature allows you to quickly remove the main parts of the rack for those days you want just the clean un-accessorized looks of your bike. Only a few small plates are left behind when the racks are removed. NOTE: The muffler must be temporarily removed to access the lower mounting point (instructions included).