Olympian launch at last
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WIDELY expected to be the flagship of its bus range, Leyland Vehicles finally launched its Olympian double-deck chassis this week.
It will eventually replace both the Leyland Atlantean and the Bristol VRT3 chassis, and originally known as the B45, the Olympian shares many components with the integral Leyland Titan.
To be built at Bristol Commercial Vehicles, the Olympian is a rear-engined chassis with an allsteel fabricated perimeter frame. Its rear axle rear suspension, transmission, and engine options are similar to those used in the Titan, but a new non-independent front axle and suspension is used.
The Olympian is fitted with air suspension, a Hydracyclic gearbox and integral retarder, frontmounted radiator, air brakes and either fully or semi-automatic transmission controls.
Available with a choice of wheelbases, the Olympian will be available in both left and right-hand drive forms.