Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Commercial Vehicles


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th November 2008, 22:07   #736
Senior - BHPian
 
amit_mechengg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,411
Thanked: 1,540 Times
Default

2 days before i have seen marcopolo bus , dark red colored getting dispatched from tata motors pune gate. the language written on the bus was either kannada or some south language.
amit_mechengg is online now  
Old 18th November 2008, 22:07   #737
BHPian
 
Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 276
Thanked: 74 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
I've been trying hardly for that during the past two weeks... but couldn't even get a glimpse of the bus! The staff at the bus station too appeared too ignorant about the existence of such a service!
It is not yet operational! There following story in The Indian Express describes a reporter's futile attempt to track the elusive Marco Polo.

Luxury buses: In pursuit of Marco Polo

--Wind
Wind is offline  
Old 19th November 2008, 10:10   #738
Senior - BHPian
 
binaiks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KL-47 // KA-51
Posts: 1,726
Thanked: 823 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wind View Post
It is not yet operational! There following story in The Indian Express describes a reporter's futile attempt to track the elusive Marco Polo.

Luxury buses: In pursuit of Marco Polo
I too have had similar experiences searching for that ever-elusive thing!

Anyways, my pursuit for the Marcopolo continues. The control room guys are ignorant about the existence of such a bus (something that is said in the article too!).

I managed to see the KSRTC Isuzu though! Saw it this morning on the Hosur Road (I saw it at around 0545~0555, while I was driving back from Hosur: Saw it around Bommanahalli). The bus was working a Chennai-Bangalore Schedule.

Honestly, the bus looked awesome! It had a peculiar horn, and the headlamps were damn powerful. I couldn't follow it much, since I saw it about a km before Bommanahalli and I had to take a turn at Bommanahalli to head towards Begur Road. The bus has a "golden" colour. It had no 'Name' on it (unlike the 'Airavat' for Volvo or the 'Ambaari' for the Corona).
binaiks is offline  
Old 19th November 2008, 15:10   #739
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

reminds me of the time when i went there to see the first volvo,i went all the way and get no ride
AMATMO is offline  
Old 19th November 2008, 17:21   #740
BHPian
 
the VTEC guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 563
Thanked: 138 Times
Default

Few days/months back I had seen news about launch of the mercedes buses in india. seems they are in production now. saw couple of then in Pune on the weekend. One run by Neeta travels and other by Konduskar.
The "Neeta" and "Volvo" combination has been famous for quite a long time now in this part of India (Pune & Mumbai) soon we will see the "Mercedes" name.
Has anyone from the forum experienced these bus. I think they are built by Sutlej on designs from Mercedes.
the VTEC guy is offline  
Old 19th November 2008, 20:40   #741
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerala
Posts: 627
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by binaiks View Post
I too have had similar experiences searching for that ever-elusive thing!
Thanks for the efforts Binaiks. Keep us posted.
Trapezio is offline  
Old 24th November 2008, 08:33   #742
Senior - BHPian
 
TheARUN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,272
Thanked: 492 Times
Default

There are so many taxi registered vehicles going for a song. There is a slump or some of the owners want to upgrade. They are a risk because of the high mileage put, and no life time tax paid. On the flip side, they are driven by professionals and maintained at authorised service centers, does that make them a better buy?
TheARUN is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 09:53   #743
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 816 Times
Default

Spotted the Mahindra Navistar's 6x2 truck today. It has a front grille with slats like the Mahindra's other offerings! Thankfully, its all black and not chromed.
Overall though, it has a much nicer looking cabin than the comparable offerings from Tata and AL . Sorry, no pics though, was not on the window seat of the bus I was travelling in.

If you travel on the Katraj Dehu bypass in the morning, you can also catch a glimpse of another smaller CV undergoing testing. Its comparable in size to the 407.
sajo is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 11:21   #744
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

oh thats sad cause i love chrome
but do they look distictly american?
AMATMO is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 12:48   #745
BHPian
 
nithinnarayanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore Kannur Manipal
Posts: 237
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

I spotted a BMTC marcopolo bus, dark red in colour with Temp Reg on Residency road. It was carrying passengers and was displaying route no 335 (KBS-Kadugodi)

Sorry no pics this time. Will try to snap next time I step out of office.

Last edited by nithinnarayanan : 26th November 2008 at 12:50.
nithinnarayanan is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 12:52   #746
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore / Madras
Posts: 1,980
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Have seen a registered Marco Polo BMTC bus on Old Madras Road, Bangalore. Looks neat. Didn't note the route number.
hrag is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 13:12   #747
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Faridabad/Delhi
Posts: 1,594
Thanked: 439 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nithinnarayanan View Post
I spotted a BMTC marcopolo bus, dark red in colour with Temp Reg on Residency road. It was carrying passengers and was displaying route no 335 (KBS-Kadugodi)

Sorry no pics this time. Will try to snap next time I step out of office.
Was it the low floor one or normal body-on-chassis?
directinjection is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 13:21   #748
BHPian
 
Glifford's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 371
Thanked: 41 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by directinjection View Post
Was it the low floor one or normal body-on-chassis?
I guess it would be the low floor one which Tata gifted to BMTC. See: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1039661
Glifford is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 15:48   #749
BHPian
 
nithinnarayanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore Kannur Manipal
Posts: 237
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by directinjection View Post
Was it the low floor one or normal body-on-chassis?
It was the low floor model.
nithinnarayanan is offline  
Old 26th November 2008, 17:32   #750
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 816 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMATMO View Post
oh thats sad cause i love chrome
but do they look distictly american?
Nope. Doesnt have that traditional American look at all. Infact, its a cab over engine type design.

Looks just like the below picture, only with the Scorpio type grille, slightly slanting, and dual rear axle underneath the bed.

Name:  international_navistar.JPG
Views: 2347
Size:  16.0 KB

Last edited by sajo : 26th November 2008 at 17:36. Reason: Replaced tyre with axle
sajo is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SCOOP : Nissan Commercial Vehicle spotted testing EDIT : Now as Ashok Leyland trammway Commercial Vehicles 40 31st May 2013 11:15
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales slowing down. Recessionary Trend? anjan_c2007 Commercial Vehicles 6 7th March 2013 16:20
Volvo-Eicher JV to plan new commercial vehicle portfolio DukeNukem Commercial Vehicles 1 16th September 2012 07:29
The Light and Small Commercial Vehicle Thread kadri007 Commercial Vehicles 136 20th April 2012 09:21
Commercial vehicle dealerships! raj_5004 Commercial Vehicles 1 9th April 2010 17:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:17.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks