After doing my own research and reading a bunch of reviews, I installed the AltRider about two months ago on my 2015 LC. I was wobbling between the Touratech and AltRider. Thus far, I found that the AltRider lived up to the reviews and stated performance specs. As many other reviewers have noted, the hardest part is the installation where the plate attaches to the center stand pivot points. I suggest that you slide in the AltRider pivots as you slide out the OEM pivot pins. If you don't do that, you will likely end up having to remove the 2 springs from the center stand. That is relatively easy to do, but it is not easy to reattach them without using special brakespring pliers (available for $13 on Amazon). I bought the black plate. It's nice and thick and, unlike the Touratech, has no exposed bolts or attachment points on the bottom.