What's "the real deal"? Cheap copies?? What does that mean? That black one looks nice but I think I am going to go for the GT2-S without the pedestal mount. I have read that sometimes those pedestals are welded poorly or are a weak spot in the frame and they are known for breaking or cracking. I don't need a pedestal, so why get one? Also, I can have the option of rebuilding on it with a 4 stroke if I want to later.