Firstly, we all use the Ram mount system because it works. We all likely would want more devices, but they are expensive. This mount is great because I can move the device EASILY from bike to bike. So...my GPS or iPhone can go from the 450 to the 250 to the 1190 in literally 5 seconds. I don't have to have a bunch of mounts on each bike - just one Ram Claw for each device. Secondly, it removes easily so I don't have to worry about theft. The mount is very rugged and flexible and is not as large as it looks. Thirdly, it doesn't matter what the diameter or taper of my bar is...fits all bikes and can even go on a few odd things if I choose.