Darn right it's a real French made Motobecane, not one of those name usurpers that you can buy from Bikes Direct these days! It's a shame about the Raleigh Record. Those were really nice bikes back in the day.Very nice! Now THAT'S a REAL Motobecane. Mine's just a fake. Enjoy your rides on it. I wish I still had my Raleigh Record my Dad bought me when I was a teenager. It was stolen when I was about 15 (I'm 55 now). Oh well. Such is life.