Impressed by Barbi

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The Barbi Galileo HDL certainly looks the part in the simple but effective Windsorian livery. GARETH EVANS

Gareth Evans test drives a Barbi Galileo HDL-bodied MAN operated by West London-based coach operator Windsorian and also gains first-hand feedback from the firm

Launched in the UK at Euro Bus Expo at the NEC in 2014 with a left-hand drive vehicle, Italian-made Barbi coaches are sold in the British Isles by Leyland-based BASE Coaches Sales.

The inaugural pair of right-hand drive Barbis entered service in 2015 with Scottish operator Jamiesons, which took a 10.3m 43-seater and BASE’s own Holmeswood fleet, which had a 13.8m 61-seater executive with wheelchair lift.



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Why not watch our short video, which gives you a grand tour of the Barbi Galileo HDL-bodied MAN.