As mentioned elsewhere on this site replicas of MSDS/GS models abound but seldom do they have the signature items which can only be found fitted to the genuine article. Depending on the year of the MSDS/GS the cycle parts which relate solely to that model may be the frame,tank, clip-ons & many other items on a ’56/57 MSDS – to the seat, foot controls & silencer on a “Tourist” framed machine of ’58 on. Late MSDS/GS bikes shared parts with other 175 models such as the 175SS so it can be relatively easy to replicate an MSDS/GS from the base of say a 175SS or a 250 Tourist with a little more effort. Looking for the parts listed below may be a useful indication of what variant you are looking at but without confirmation of the correct series number on engine & frame you may be looking at a replica using some genuine “signature” components. There is no guarantee that reproductions of these parts will never be made but some are so difficult to replicate exactly that it would be commercially impossible to justify their reproduction….until MSDS/GS values increase further of course!