This lever is a huge improvement visually over the dull aluminum factory brake lever on my 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Venture. The installation was a simple direct replacement and accomplished very easily. Just remove the pivot pin and the old lever comes right off. This new lever fits right in its place, then reinstall the pivot pin and you're done. I highly recommend this inexpensive improvement.
I am probably the least mechanically inclined person you will ever meet, and it took me all of about fifteen minutes to install this. It looks great, and I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for that extra bit of chrome for their bike.