Well, yes, you are probably right about Motobecanes after all, the French gave us the Citroen 2CV, and the Le Car. Just because they don't run all the time does not necessarily make them bad.
Sometimes goodness lies in the eye of the beholder.
OK, so maybe someone gives you a couple of peds and they happen to be Motobecanes. You have to defend them a little, don't you?