Volvo B9R

Discussion in 'Buses and Taxis in India' started by gideon1000, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. gideon1000

    gideon1000 Speedster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    28
    Hi everyone, i had an opportunity to travel in a Volvo B9R (Multi Axle) from Chennai to Trivandrum last week and i bet this was easily the best of all buses.

    While travelling, in noticed that no other bus dared to challenge this monster machine.

    I could see all the other vehicles except some faster cars stepped aside to leave way for this bus.

    Coming to interior, it was great. The ride was so smooth even when the driver hit 120 in speedo, the seat and leg space were so comfortable as i felt like travelling by a luxuary car. The bus was so smooth. :)

    It regularly starts from chennai at 8.00 pm and reaches trivandrum around 7.00 am (750 kms in 11 hrs). thats a whooping speed. Like to travel in this monster machine again.:)
     
  2. gideon1000

    gideon1000 Speedster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    28
    Hello everyone, please share your Volvo experiences. Also if anyone could share more information on these buses.:)
     
  3. koolharry

    koolharry Rail and Road...

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    That sounds great :)
     
  4. sandeep9868

    sandeep9868 Sirfira Trekker

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,251
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Chandigarh & Delhi
    Here in north even a B7R is big thing :grin:
     
  5. gideon1000

    gideon1000 Speedster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    28
    Hello Sandeep, this is the first time B9R volvos are hitting chennai roads.. so i hope there are lot more B9Rs to come all over India. Indian transport is fast growing.
     
  6. gideon1000

    gideon1000 Speedster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    28
    Hello all,
    Its great to see lot of Volvos in and around Chennai. The city is turning to Volvo. Even City Volvo buses were introduced to nearby cities like Hosur, Pondichery, Vellore. Soon Volvos will ply between several cities. Also several private bus operators have got their step into Volvos. thats a great move.
     
  7. popsha

    popsha Incredible Bulk

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,725
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    ???
    Good to see that finally transport in India is using latest machines
     
  8. ride_like_hell

    ride_like_hell Mohit Verma

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Gurgaon/ Rohtak (Hr)
    Even I got a chance to travel in a brand new B9R (Neeta Volvo) from Pune to Mumbai. Only after getting out of bus in Mumbai I realised its not B7R.:p
    When I stepped inside at Pune...its rear was too far to reach, too comfortable (awesome suspension), got 2 LCDs along length. I was wondering why am I finding this bus so different, especially this long!
    But then read in rear.."B9R"!
    Really a damn monster machine. Rear twin axle looks so cool!:cool:
     
  9. Praful

    Praful Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    2,329
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Bangalore
    I traveled in a B9R last month from Bangalore to Pune. Its easily much much faster than the B7R, and boy was this thing fast. It was doing a steady 110-120 on GPS!!! :eek:
     
  10. koolharry

    koolharry Rail and Road...

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    I have not travelled in a B9R yet. Two weeks back, I sent off my cousin going to Hyderabad from Chennai. It was a B9R and this monster started around 09:45 pm and the next morning, much to my cousin's surprise, he found himself in the city of Hyderabad at 05:20 am.

    A distance of about 650 kms covered in 7.5 hours. Boy, was that some speed? An average of more than 90 kms / hour. :shock:
     

Share This Page