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Old 17th August 2009, 21:13   #151
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Default KSRTC Does it AGAIN!!!

KSRTC does it A G A I N !!!

Karnataka State RTC has introduced the Volvo B9R (9400 6x2)!

The bus is currently on trial on the Bangalore-Chennai Route. It departs from Bangalore at 1400, and from Chennai at 2310. Here are some pics...
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Old 17th August 2009, 21:21   #152
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wow fantastic! KSRTC is the best

WOnder B9R helps in cutting down the travel time?
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Old 17th August 2009, 21:32   #153
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wow fantastic! KSRTC is the best

WOnder B9R helps in cutting down the travel time?
KSRTC is sold out on volvo's completely. They are offered trial runs by every other bus maker but they'll end up buying the volvo's all the time.
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wow fantastic! KSRTC is the best

WOnder B9R helps in cutting down the travel time?
I dont think so. I travelled by Sharma B9R from BLR to MUM sometime back and the travel time was the same i.e. approx 18 hrs.
The driver was saying that sometimes driving is a pain bcos the bus is really huge and backing up from restaurants along the highways can be cumbersome at times.
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I dont think so. I travelled by Sharma B9R from BLR to MUM sometime back and the travel time was the same i.e. approx 18 hrs.
The driver was saying that sometimes driving is a pain bcos the bus is really huge and backing up from restaurants along the highways can be cumbersome at times.
The main benefits are lower running costs/passenger/km and Earlier break even points. These are the main reason why the truckers have moved to multi axle trucks and its going to be the same for the passenger bus industry.
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KSRTC is sold out on volvo's completely. They are offered trial runs by every other bus maker but they'll end up buying the volvo's all the time.
Its a good product and as a bouns for the state govt its made in namma Bengaluru
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KSRTC is sold out on volvo's completely. They are offered trial runs by every other bus maker but they'll end up buying the volvo's all the time.
not that it hurts ,

after travelling extensively on the mumbai -pune and pune -kolhapur in volvo's and merc's and king long i think in terms of the ac cooling quotient , the ride and the reliability volvo come on top.

the a/c's in the msrtc merc's are especially bad. in the evening at set temp of 18 they dont perform . that really sucks
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I agree with you Abhijit. Volvo is really having awesome cooling that Mercedes Travego & King Long buses of MSRTC. I also think that volvo are more spacious than other buses & also more comfortable.

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I was looking at the rear wheels on the 9400 6X2, and noticed that among the rear wheels, the front pair have rims similar to the front wheels, while the rear ones are as they are on the normal B7Rs. Is there any specific reason for this?
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I was looking at the rear wheels on the 9400 6X2, and noticed that among the rear wheels, the front pair have rims similar to the front wheels, while the rear ones are as they are on the normal B7Rs. Is there any specific reason for this?
one is the live axle and other is a dead axle.
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I was looking at the rear wheels on the 9400 6X2, and noticed that among the rear wheels, the front pair have rims similar to the front wheels, while the rear ones are as they are on the normal B7Rs. Is there any specific reason for this?
One of those axles (the one which is at front) has only two wheels. The other axle (which is also powered) has four wheels.
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One of those axles (the one which is at front) has only two wheels. The other axle (which is also powered) has four wheels.
So you are saying its a 6X4 and not 6x2?
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So you are saying its a 6X4 and not 6x2?
Volvo calls it 6x2, while it actually has 4 powered wheels (the rear most axle)
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This bus leaves from Mysore i guess. Have seen it along the B'lore-Mysore road regularly, of late. Also, the private registration number and the flowing letters for the KSRTC name might hint that it's undergoing trial runs. Just a thought.
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Last month I travelled to Goa by these B9Rs. (Neeta and Paolo) These buses are so long, that, fresh oxygen hardly reaches the last few seats, and u feel claustophobic. Given a choice I prefer the older B7Rs.
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