Bafang and 8-Fun motors

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RonnieBrowen2106   100 W

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Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » May 10 2017 3:22pm

Why are Bafang motors listed as Bafang/8-Fun. Are they the same motor? I ordered a bafang motor and it says 8-Fun on the housing, but has Bafang labeled on a sticker. Can someone clarify this? Thanks.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by hemo » May 10 2017 4:11pm

Bafang is the company name and 8fun is a marketing name, they are one and the same.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » May 10 2017 4:17pm

hemo wrote:Bafang is the company name and 8fun is a marketing name, they are one and the same.
Thanks.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by Jon NCal » May 10 2017 5:16pm

If Ba means 8 in Chinese, it's a sort of translation of Chinese name to English.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » May 10 2017 5:41pm

Jon NCal wrote:If Ba means 8 in Chinese, it's a sort of translation of Chinese name to English.
Oooh ok.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by dogman dan » May 12 2017 6:15am

8 fun generally is seen on bafang motors of 500w rating. smaller ones won't say 8 fun on them.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » May 12 2017 10:14am

dogman dan wrote:8 fun generally is seen on bafang motors of 500w rating. smaller ones won't say 8 fun on them.
Awsome. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by LowkeeRider » May 12 2017 8:07pm

BaFang or 8Fun means eight directions .In the Chinese culture eight directions also means many or all of the direction. Similar to the meaning of "all corner of the land" So when choosing a business name they hope their business covers all corner of the land.

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Re: Bafang and 8-Fun motors

Post by RonnieBrowen2106 » May 12 2017 9:43pm

Interesting.

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