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Old 25th March 2010, 10:07   #196
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I felt that the 6x2 9400 was more bouncier compared to B9R. Anybody else has experienced this?
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Yes, the B9R doesnt bounce as much as the 6x2 9400 model. I recently travelled to Hyderabad from Bangalore in a Sharma Travels Multi Axle coach and observed this.
Now, Thats some news! AFAIK, The 9400 6x2 (now called the 9400 XL) and the B9R are one and the same

I felt the 9400 6x2 (B9R) was less bouncier than the B7R (9400). I was in the last row in both buses.
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Now, Thats some news! AFAIK, The 9400 6x2 (now called the 9400 XL) and the B9R are one and the same

I felt the 9400 6x2 (B9R) was less bouncier than the B7R (9400). I was in the last row in both buses.
I'm sure they might done some change in the suspension set-up because there is a perceptible difference. 9400XL was boucier than my Bolero. Try sitting on the first row just behind the driver and you'll know what I'm saying. The B9R will definitely be less bouncier at the back than B7R becuase of the additional weight and negation of cantilever effect due to an extra axle.
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Pun intended - Volvo is changing hands and nationality. Its going to be chinese soon!
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Pun intended - Volvo is changing hands and nationality. Its going to be chinese soon!
That is Volvo Cars and not Trucks. Volvo sold off the Car division to Ford long back with the right to use the brand name. Now Ford is selling the Volvo Car division to Gelly.

The Commercial Vehicle division is still very much Swedish!
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Can someone help me out? I know there are three different kinds of Volvo buses available here - the ULE city bus (which is now called 8400), the 4x2 used for intercity operation (the first B7Rs), and the 6x2 used for intercity operation. I'm sure about the first one; need help with the other two
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Can someone help me out? I know there are three different kinds of Volvo buses available here - the ULE city bus (which is now called 8400), the 4x2 used for intercity operation (the first B7Rs), and the 6x2 used for intercity operation. I'm sure about the first one; need help with the other two
You are absolutely right about the other two as well. the 6X2 is known as 9400XL (erstwhile B9R) whereas the 4x2 is 9400 standard (erstwhile B7R).

Let us know what other info do you need.

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Thanks MileCruncher

Doesn't the 9400XL pack quite a few additional horses? And the 9400 and 8400 use the same engine, right?
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Doesn't the 9400XL pack quite a few additional horses? And the 9400 and 8400 use the same engine, right?
You are right. The 9400XL is powered by a 340hp engine. This one churns out 1600-odd nM of torque.

The 9400 and the 8400 is powered by a 290hp engine, which churns out 1200-odd nM of torque. The difference between the 9400 and the 8400 is that 8400 has an Auto tranny.
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That is Volvo Cars and not Trucks. Volvo sold off the Car division to Ford long back with the right to use the brand name. Now Ford is selling the Volvo Car division to Gelly.

The Commercial Vehicle division is still very much Swedish!
Its called a GEELY and not GELLY.May be a typo.
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Its called a GEELY and not GELLY.May be a typo.
Yes Sir it was a typo
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Hi MileCruncher Hyd -Chennai what is the route these volvos take after Nagarjunasagar?
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Hi MileCruncher Hyd -Chennai what is the route these volvos take after Nagarjunasagar?
The buses don't travel on the NH-9 at all. From LB Nagar itself, it takes the Ibrahimpatnam, Mallepalli, Macherla Narsaraopet to come out on NH5 at Chilkaluripet.
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VRL has put a Volvo Multi Axel in Bangalore - Mumbai route, The bus leaves in the afternoon.
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Now, Thats some news! AFAIK, The 9400 6x2 (now called the 9400 XL) and the B9R are one and the same

I felt the 9400 6x2 (B9R) was less bouncier than the B7R (9400). I was in the last row in both buses.
I knew I was misquoting the model names . yes, I meant B7R is bouncier than the B9R.
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Any idea about the next launch from Volvo?
I heard it should be B12B.
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