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Old 17th April 2009, 00:07   #1126
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Tata Globus-es of KSRTC lined up in Trivandrum in Dec 07. Parked for CF test in a street, near the RTO at Thycaud.

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Old 17th April 2009, 01:39   #1127
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'ANANTHAPURI FAST' City buses of Trivandrum. (Ananthapuri can be said as the sanskritized version of Thiruvananthapuram)

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Old 17th April 2009, 09:47   #1128
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Tata Globus-es of KSRTC lined up in Trivandrum in Dec 07. Parked for CF test in a street, near the RTO at Thycaud.
Thanks Sudheesh for the pictures. It seems like KSRTC is pretty satisfied with the Globus. I find them often around Thrissur. Decently fast on the highways...
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Thanks Sudheesh for the pictures. It seems like KSRTC is pretty satisfied with the Globus. I find them often around Thrissur. Decently fast on the highways...
Globus is as average product. I traveled first in them in May 2008. Then the bus took 12 hours to cover the Bangalore-Thrissur distance. That bus had a malfunctioning AC, and had a very bad pick-up. The bus faltered badly on gradients. We started off from Bangalore at 2200, and reached Coimbatore at 0700, Palakkad at 0815 and Thrissur at 1000.

The second journey was close to year later - On February 27, 2009. This time the bus left Bangalore at 2130. We crossed Mysore at 0030, Sulthan Bathery at 0255, and reached Kozhikode at 0525. We left only at 0555, and was in Thrissur by 0835. That was 11 hours and 05 minutes from Bangalore to Trichur.

The Third journey was on March 01, 2009. This was the best I ever had. We left Thrissur at 2000, and was in Bommanahalli (9kms before Bangalore Central Bus station) at 0425 - just 8 hours and 25 minutes!!!

The Fourth journey was on April 14, 2009. This time, we left Thrissur at 2000, and reached Madiwala (outskirts of Bangalore - 7 kms from the end point) at 0515.

From the staff operating on the route, I came to know that the average running time between the two places is now about 8.5-9.5 hours! (A volvo takes approximately the same running time).

The passenger comfort level is pretty low, though. The suspension is really bad, the vibration levels inside the bus is pretty high and there is pretty too-much of sways. The leg space is low, and the overall seat-width is narrow compared to a volvo.

Some images attached below. The first image is of the bus shown in the first image uploaded by Sudheesh (Notice the small crayon marking on the front portion saying "RR205" in the first image uploaded by Sudheesh).
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The major difference between the Globus and Volvo B7R is in the engine HP. The globus is powered by a 160 HP 6 Litres Cummins engine whereas the Volvo has a 7 Litre 260 BHP Engine.

But then IIRC there good 30 lakh price differential between the two products.

Isn't it what it all boils down to finally.
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The major difference between the Globus and Volvo B7R is in the engine HP. The globus is powered by a 160 HP 6 Litres Cummins engine whereas the Volvo has a 7 Litre 260 BHP Engine.

But then IIRC there good 30 lakh price differential between the two products.

Isn't it what it all boils down to finally.

You are confusing between Globus and Marcopolo.

Globus is not competition for the B7R. It is even a front engine bus!

The Marcopolo is a rear engine bus, just like the B7R.
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The major difference between the Globus and Volvo B7R is in the engine HP. The globus is powered by a 160 HP 6 Litres Cummins engine whereas the Volvo has a 7 Litre 260 BHP Engine.
Even if you ignore the engine details, the interiors of a Globus is no where close to a Volvo. The Volvo is a rear-engine bus, while the Globus is just another front engine bus. The chassis used is LPO 1616TC. It is just another bus built on a chassis.

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You are confusing between Globus and Marcopolo.

The Marcopolo is a rear engine bus, just like the B7R.
The Marcopolo is the city version of TATA's rear-engine chassis. The one "built to compete" with the Volvo B7R is also called a "Globus" - but this globus is called "Hispano Globus". The rear-engine Globus has a 235HP power, while the front engine one has a 160hp engine.

The Marcopolo is set to compete with the Volvo B7RLE, while the Globus is to compete with the Volvo B7R.
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Some images attached below. The first image is of the bus shown in the first image uploaded by Sudheesh (Notice the small crayon marking on the front portion saying "RR205" in the first image uploaded by Sudheesh).

Man, your observation levels are awesome.

Never thought while clicking that picture in Dec '07 that I will see that bus again. Anyway sad to see the condition of the bus, perhaps within some months of it hitting the roads. When did you shoot that?
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It has been so long that we have heard about Ashok Leyland "Intercentury LUXURA". There have been reports about APSRTC, KSRTC, Kesinine etc launching this bus service. Has anyone spotted one? Can somebody get pics. of these buses.
Here is one...
I believe the plan was scrapped because Leyland is not producing J series Hino engines- at all.
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Man, your observation levels are awesome.

Never thought while clicking that picture in Dec '07 that I will see that bus again. Anyway sad to see the condition of the bus, perhaps within some months of it hitting the roads. When did you shoot that?
Thanks for that complement. RR205 was shot on Ugadi day - that was March 27, 2009. The body condition of these buses are in real bad shape. The ones at Trichur are worst of the lot - but their buses perform amazingly! It appears that the body quality is really bad.

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I believe the plan was scrapped because Leyland is not producing J series Hino engines- at all.
There was a report in the Times of India a couple of weeks back that APSRTC's plans to induct Luxura is on track. They've ordered for six buses. They would be commissioned as soon as the election concludes.

I hope the Luxura comes out well - we require a good alternative for the Volvo!
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As most of you would be aware, both Ashok Leyland & Tata do export buses to other countries. Here is some insights of one such transporter, who uses mostly Indian made buses. "national transport corporation - mauritius". Some buses seem to be far better than what we find in most of the indian cities /STU's. (pictures@NTC).
The AL blueline a/c bus (first pic.) is built by Azad. The Tata buses look similar to the ones in Ghana, Congo and the "starbus" series in India.
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Spotted Ashok Leyland "STAG" FBV (fully built vehicles) parked enroute to cochin. There were 5 numbers. The fit & finish of the bus body is average, when compared with tata marcopolo/starbus and eicher skylines. It seems to be targeting the school bus segment. It has 36+1 seats.
Its powered by 4cylinder Hino 120PS BS2 engine and ZF 5speed gearbox.

(a considerable number of similar bus built by Harsha, B'lore but with curved side roofing can be seen in kerala)
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Dont think these buses are targeted at school bus segment . Atleast the colour & window grill does not show that
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those stags body looks cheap quality.
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Spotted Ashok Leyland "STAG" FBV (fully built vehicles) parked enroute to cochin. There were 5 numbers. The fit & finish of the bus body is average, when compared with tata marcopolo/starbus and eicher skylines. It seems to be targeting the school bus segment. It has 36+1 seats.
Its powered by 4cylinder Hino 120PS BS2 engine and ZF 5speed gearbox.

(a considerable number of similar bus built by Harsha, B'lore but with curved side roofing can be seen in kerala)
^^ Doesn't look like a standard body work. The ones built by Leyland are better.
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