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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Volvo B7R top speed caught on video : ALMOST 120!



I had started a topic on top speed of Volvo B7R buses in India (CLICK HERE)
Recently, while going to Mumbai from Pune on the expressway, I managed to notice a MSRTC Shivneri Volvo B7R doing crazy speeds. Watch the video for more. Be careful at the 2min 25sec mark, when you can see that the bus is doing around 117-118km/h!! Thats a lot for a bus in India. Feel free to comment on the video

ALSO SEE
1. CHINESE KINGLONG BUS CAUGHT ON VIDEO : 110KM/H
2. KSRTC VOLVO BUS CRASH
3. MERCEDES BENZ BUS CRASH

14 comments:

ss said...

Are you sure this is a B7R!!
I didnt know that the new B7R's have speedos marked more than 120!!
and ...how is that both the King Longs and the B7Rs have similar speedos

I have my doubts on this ;)
Please correct me if i am wrong

. said...

SS : u took it all wrong. I was in the Mahindra XYLO and you can the XYLO's speedometer.
As seen in the video, the XYLO's speedometer shows around 118km/h with the Volvo B7R in front of it, which i was following for a long time.

Similarly, i followed the kinglong too in my XYLO, and hence the same speedometer

ss said...

oops !!...i am so sorry ...i had seen only the pic and saw the videos now :P

Anonymous said...

vivek said:
hey thanks for uploading this video...m a great freak of buses n cars..esp of buses n that too i love volvos.. was always curious 2 know how fast can a volvo b pushed..i stay in a city called belgaum from where nh4 passes...wenever i wud c a volvo cruisin fast on highway i wud tk a guess in mind as to the bus must b doin at this speed n al..mean 110+..bt 1 fellow said it cant go beyond 103..hey but now m clarified that volvos do live up to my expectations...plz keep uploadin such videos as i suppose u often travel on the sexy pune mumbai expressway.....

VIVEK said...

vivek said:
hey thanks for uploading this video...m a great freak of buses n cars..esp of buses n that too i love volvos.. was always curious 2 know how fast can a volvo b pushed..i stay in a city called belgaum from where nh4 passes...wenever i wud c a volvo cruisin fast on highway i wud tk a guess in mind as to the bus must b doin at this speed n al..mean 110+..bt 1 fellow said it cant go beyond 103..hey but now m clarified that volvos do live up to my expectations...plz keep uploadin such videos as i suppose u often travel on the sexy pune mumbai expressway.....

VIVEK said...

vivek said:
hey thanks for uploading this video...m a great freak of buses n cars..esp of buses n that too i love volvos.. was always curious 2 know how fast can a volvo b pushed..i stay in a city called belgaum from where nh4 passes...wenever i wud c a volvo cruisin fast on highway i wud tk a guess in mind as to the bus must b doin at this speed n al..mean 110+..bt 1 fellow said it cant go beyond 103..hey but now m clarified that volvos do live up to my expectations...plz keep uploadin such videos as i suppose u often travel on the sexy pune mumbai expressway.....

Arjun said...

Hello Vivek,
Top Speed of Volvo B7R is 121 KMPH...

Anonymous said...

from which source u said volvo has 121 km/hr speed.. volvo company @ india they told its about 103 km/hr.

krishnendu said...

I hav a sugesion dat to improve the top speed of b9r as it bears the most power ful n comfrtable bus in india..around 200km/hr..nw it hav 120km/hr..bcos if a pulser 220 riding can easily ovrtak b9r as 220bears a top speed of 145km/hr..im i ryt?

krishna said...

Official website of Volvo says the top speed of B7R is 103KMPH, but this bus has the capability to go upto 120KMPH easily.If volvo says that top speed is 120KMPH officially then they might not enter indian market at all, because a top speed of 120KMPH for a bus is too much in india.

Satya said...

There is something called as speedo error.

most speedos have 10-15% error...so if the speedo shows 120 kph ...the true top speed is only around 100-105 kph :)

. said...

Satya : Ofcourse i know that (being in this industry). And its not 10-15%, its lesser these days as per our GPS based VBox data. The Xylo, at an indicated 118km/h will be around 110 true - error of 7%

prashant said...

My Dear speed Lover's while all argue is being held about speed. Lets understand the fact that B7R is old Version, with Max Speed 120km/hr. and it can cruise at this speed depending on drivers compatablity.I have experienced myself in Shivneri Volvo. I had purposely Sat in cabin to watch speed, which i occationally do. I witnessed Chasing between NEETA and SHIVNERI Volvo on sloping of Khandala Ghat towards Mumbai at our 110 km/hr NEETA overtook us then ou driver incresed to 120 Km/hr to chase (imagine that too on Ghat)it took almost 10 min to overtake her. what a thrilling experience i had.

mihir dave87 said...

Hay i daily travel in a volvo and i have never seen speed more than 100 km/h