That is not a huge bracket when you compare it to the OEM bracket that you cannot take off. Givi does have a quick release, just don't lose the key. As for the SHAD, yet it is just a 'L' shaped bracket and that is it. It doesn't hang down on front of the rear wheel spoiling the looks when you have no bag on. So yes, it is better than others out there. The bags are also of a better quality than other bags out there. SHAD started off making bags for BMW motorcycles only and then branched out. But the SHAD mount looks better than the OEM mount with no bag on.