The C-Bow System consists of a very discrete C-shaped mounting plate that accepts the Street soft bags and applicable Leather bags. When the bags are off of the bike, the C-Bow holder is unobtrusive to the appearance of the bike. This allows you to leave the mounting plate on your bike without taking away from the look of the bike. To attach the bags, all you have to do is slide them onto the C-shaped mount. All C-Bow bags come with a lock and key to secure them to the C-Bow mount.