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Old 18th October 2008, 22:12   #31
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I have also never felt very comfortable with any 2+2 seating configuration. I do not know if there are any Volvos configured with 2+1 (Executive) seating arrangement, but in the other buses, I find the 2+1 to be the best.
Have done a Blore Chennai round trip in Sharma Transports 2+1 volvo. Feels like sitting in a damn sofa seats are HUGE! has separate armrests for the 2 seater part
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THe extra pair of wheels are fitted to a dead axle that is behind the rear dual wheel axle. It is for carrying the extra load
ahead of the rear drive axle,i think.
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Behind the rear axle is correct. Please note photo in page 1 as well as the Volvo worldwide website
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The vehicle is rear engined, so the dummy wheel cannot be behind the rear axle. From the front, first the front 2 wheels which steer, then the dummy 2 wheels and then the rear axle with 4 wheels which drives the bus.
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Both B7R and B9R come in 4x2 (one front axle, one rear axle configuration)

The B7R has a 7 litre engine.
The B9R has a 9 litre engine
and the B12R has a 12 litre engine.

The B7R comes with Voith retarder while the B9R comes with VEB(Volvo Engine Brake).

Over and above the B7R,
The B9R comes with electronically-controlled suspension, VEB and intelligent gearbox I-SHIFT as standard.

The Volvo B12R is meant for first-class coach for long-distance applications. It is the B12R that comes with 6x2 wheel configuration.
It sports the most modern 380 bhp and 420 bhp 12-litre Volvo electronic engines.

Over and above the B9R, The B12R is has ESP - Electronic Stability Program available as an option.

Ref:B9R : Volvo Buses - Volvo Bus América Latina
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Volvo is latin for " I roll"
Now, that's a scary find.

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so does that means volvo has put the wrong picture on the invition of the launch of their own bus!?


so far only newspapers have been doing such things
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Both B7R and B9R come in 4x2 (one front axle, one rear axle configuration)
I saw a Sharma Volvo B9R today evening. Registered as KA 01 [xx] 2206.
It was brand new, and yes, came with a 6x2 configuration exactly as show in the picture in the first post.
Suprisingly though, the (dummy) axle isnt a dual-tyred (what is it called?) one. Its like one of those lift-axles found on trucks.
Also, it might be my perception, but the Engine on the B9R is much louder and sounds thrashier than the one on the B7R.
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thats how its shown in the picture too @sajo

the second rear axle isnt dual tyred
great ,so the bus in the picture is the correct picture

i am really eager to see one,this is the first 6X2 bus in india afterall
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I saw a Sharma Volvo B9R today evening. Registered as KA 01 [xx] 2206.
It was brand new, and yes, came with a 6x2 configuration exactly as show in the picture in the first post.
Suprisingly though, the (dummy) axle isnt a dual-tyred (what is it called?) one. Its like one of those lift-axles found on trucks.
Also, it might be my perception, but the Engine on the B9R is much louder and sounds thrashier than the one on the B7R.
So, is it possible that, just for India, a B9R is a B12R with a 9-litre engine instead of a 12-litre engine? Because elsewhere in the world, B9Rs are conventional 2 axle vehicles.
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thats how its shown in the picture too @sajo

the second rear axle isnt dual tyred
great ,so the bus in the picture is the correct picture
Actually, the first rear axle isnt dual tyred. So maybe the first picture isnt an exact representation , after all.
Wish I could take pics, but I was riding my bike, and it was dark anyway, so phone pics wouldnt have worked too well.

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Note that the windscreen has wiper mounted above it as well as below it. What are the advantages of such a system?
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Whoa!! that is some engine are you sure about torque figure??
i'll be damned if that is correct, can't wait to take ride on mum-pune expressway. I hope they have speed limiters within 100kmph range but again that will be total injustice to this mammoth engine
A BMW 7 series - 760i specifically - has a 6.0 L V12 Engine pumping out 327 kW (or 445 PS/439 hp of Power).

Just to give you some perspective to cap your excitement
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So, is it possible that, just for India, a B9R is a B12R with a 9-litre engine instead of a 12-litre engine? Because elsewhere in the world, B9Rs are conventional 2 axle vehicles.
Quite a few buses are offered with 2 wheelbases, the longer one with the Tag axle. This could very well be the case. Some markets have restrictions on OAL (overall length) too.
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which bus operator holds largest fleet of volvo buses ? is it KPN ,VRL .In kerala ,we see kallada with crappy volvo buses running through M C road while they run better ones through cochin bangaloor way.

How is Benz coaches?seems they are rare.I saw one if I remember correctly ,a "khurana" one in my town.
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