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Is Kebye changing their company name to Begode or is it the brand Gotway changing names to Begode?

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Maybe with enough name changes, people will forget about associating their brand with poor build quality:popcorn:

I kid, I kid... but if these acquisitions/rebrands do help up their design game, I'm all for it!

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Found elsewhere:

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For whatever reason they couldn’t get Kebye Gotway Ex CN
So they go by Begode Wtv apparently in the Ex CN markets

We ride “begodes“ in the states from now on

Barney-kills-himself-how-i-met-your-moth

So they're still 'Gotway' wheels in China but 'Begode' wheels in western markets.

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It's worse, they changed to Begode. And if you type "begode translate" you either get "hair on the upper lip of a man" or "bigot". They really don't understand Western / USA marketing strategy unfortunately. I'll keep calling it GotWay.

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7 hours ago, JoyrideWheels said:

I'll keep calling it GotWay.

If I understood correctly they will keep GotWay for China; and the new logo is also a "GW" even for Begode..
So for now they are still Gotway to me..

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On 10/29/2020 at 5:43 PM, null said:

If I understood correctly they will keep GotWay for China; and the new logo is also a "GW" even for Begode..
So for now they are still Gotway to me..

I thought so too, and yet I believe I saw someone post a picture where the 'Begode' name was now printed on several components within one of the new models. (There's zero chance they're making different components for inside China and outside, so that means every one of that wheel [forget which one it was] has Begode printed inside of it.) Seems weird/confusing.

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what a stupid name... not gonna call it that lol

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Yeah...
- InMotion
- Gotway
- Ninebot
- Veteran
- Rockwheel
- KingSong
- Begode

Which one of those names sounds like a cheap Chinese knockoff? :D

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Official explanation from GW (BG? Not sure what the new abbreviation should be):

"Begode is the pronunciation translation of Chinese 比高德

Begode should be split into three parts:BE GO DE

 

比高德 means higher virtue

比-Than,高-Higher,德-Virtue"

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5 hours ago, Nick McCutcheon said:

"Begode is the pronunciation translation of Chinese 比高德

Begode should be split into three parts:BE GO DE

Can I get a phonetic spelling? bee/bay, go/gah, dee/day?

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8 hours ago, AtlasP said:

Can I get a phonetic spelling? bee/bay, go/gah, dee/day?

I'm still not sure how to pronounce it in English, but throwing 比高德 into google translate and clicking the speak button will tell you how it's pronounced in chinese at least 😅 I think I'm going to go with "bee-goh-də" as a close and reasonable analogue.

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14 hours ago, Nick McCutcheon said:

I'm still not sure how to pronounce it in English, but throwing 比高德 into google translate and clicking the speak button will tell you how it's pronounced in chinese at least 😅 I think I'm going to go with "bee-goh-də" as a close and reasonable analogue.

lol, in that case (according to google translate):

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On 11/17/2020 at 12:52 AM, Nick McCutcheon said:

I'm still not sure how to pronounce it in English, but throwing 比高德 into google translate and clicking the speak button will tell you how it's pronounced in chinese at least 😅 I think I'm going to go with "bee-goh-də" as a close and reasonable analogue.

So, I did that...and...well..erm...

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 4:28 PM, agronick said:

They want to be god? Really should have asked someone who knows english for thoughts on that name.

Yeah, no shit. You would think they would bother offering $20 usd to a REAL English speaker, and ask for an opinion. Maybe even pony out a whopping $50 to anyone who would like to translate the manual and stickers too.  "begode glue guy" just doesnt have the same bling as "gotway glue guy", now does it?

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You just know that Gotway sounding good was just a fluke.


Veteran Sherman!!! That's a good name!

It speaks to patriotism. And I'm not even American. :D
And yes, I'm aware that it's Chinese. But hell, the name works!

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