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Old 13th August 2009, 14:43   #16
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I dont think so.
Can someone post the complete tech specs of the Volvo B7R?
I did read that somewhere, but I found this link http://www.bsmotoring.com/storypage.php?autono=900&page=2.
It says 343bhp, that's still lots of power!
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They are certainly not faster than the fast cars on the road. Compared to our grandpa buses on road, Volvo is FAST. Around 285 BHP

Here's a thread for that

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ment-pics.html
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Remember that buses in towns (this is where these are intended for) do not need a lot of power (they will probably never exceed 60 kph!) but can do with a good torque for the start stop driving. Even here you do not need a lot since you do not want the standing passengers to fall. The loads are also relatively low, as compared to trucks.
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Since we are discussing on the additional freed up space in RE buses, how come buses in India (Atleast the ones doing long trips - say Bangalore-Mumbai) cannot make way for a toilet inside? I know this can take up some space, but look at the convenience part.

Most of the buses (doing long trips) abroad have got a toilet inside.
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As far as I can remember reading it in the past, the Volvo B7R has around 280-300bhp.

edit: I posted after seeing nitrous's post abt the power and somehow did not see the next few posts..sorry

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Since we are discussing on the additional freed up space in RE buses, how come buses in India (Atleast the ones doing long trips - say Bangalore-Mumbai) cannot make way for a toilet inside? I know this can take up some space, but look at the convenience part.

Most of the buses (doing long trips) abroad have got a toilet inside.
Considering how the public toilets in our country are maintained, I dread the thought of having one in the bus.

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Considering how the public toilets in our country are maintained, I dread the thought of having one in the bus.
Well thats true. Only if people had some civic sense, things could have been much better.
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just wondering how much can people soil the toilet after all its a small space also every bus shld hv a cleaner who can regularly go and inspect the toilet after all added service is always helpfull esp in long journeys involving ladies and diabetic patients

all the cleaner might hv to do is flush it or clean it when the bus stops some where dont we have people cleaning toilets else where in the country
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Toilets are not new in Indian buses, there used to be buses with toilets in the early 70s (KSRTC's Terraplane bus betwen Trivandrum and Ernakulam, TTC's Trivandrum-Madras bus), and I have travelled in these buses. Toilets stink to the heavens, and in the next edition, the toilets were permanently removed, never to come back.

In any case, Indian bus passengers never allow a bus to travel more than 2-3 hours without a food/tea/toilet break - weird, they even get down to eat in the middle of the night!
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One of the major benefits from the passengers perspective is a rear engined bus eliminates the bumpy ride at the rear.(experienced by the rear passengers in a front engined bus). The weight of the engine stabilizes the rear and it doesn't jump up tossing everyone at the back when going on humps.
So rear passengers enjoy a (relatively) fatigue free travel.
I think this is the case-cracker. So the verdict can be passed that rear engine buses are better.

Also, helps in cases like



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The example is wrong, people do sit at the rear part of Rear engine buses. The Engine is a lower level than seats. So it wouldn't really save people at the back.
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Sorry for evoking an old thread, but there are some queries in my mind regarding the rear engined buses:
  • How does the gear shift lever function in these buses? I mean does the gear shaft travel all the way to the rear?
  • Same about the accelerator cable.. does it run all through the length of the bus?
  • How does natural air help in cooling the air cooled engine of the bus (opposed to air entring from front grill in usual buses)
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Not sure if I can post my simple doubt here. I've seen an AL RE bus in Chennai. Looked quite old. The gear shift lever juts out from a "box" placed a little towards the left-side, behind the driver seat level. My question is, being an Indirect Link, why haven't they positioned it like that in a car?
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Not sure if I can post my simple doubt here. I've seen an AL RE bus in Chennai. Looked quite old. The gear shift lever juts out from a "box" placed a little towards the left-side, behind the driver seat level. My question is, being an Indirect Link, why haven't they positioned it like that in a car?
Well possible reson could be the front engines one's had the lever over there and then the same were carried over.
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Not sure if I can post my simple doubt here. I've seen an AL RE bus in Chennai. Looked quite old. The gear shift lever juts out from a "box" placed a little towards the left-side, behind the driver seat level. My question is, being an Indirect Link, why haven't they positioned it like that in a car?
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