- this Dennis Condor was announced in June 2001, and was released in July
in both the UK and Hong Kong. It carries the "Reunification" livery applied
to a number of vehicles of the main Hong Kong Bus Operators in 1997 to
mark the return of Hong Kong to China. I am reliably informed that there
may be a licensing problem with this model, which is why only a small number
are available in Hong Kong.
- The Dennis Condor is unique to China Motor Bus. In fact, the Condor is
a rebadged Dragon, exclusive to China Motor Bus. The DA class entered service
between 1990 and 1997. It consists of 92 vehicles, with DA1-DA56 featuring
small top sliding windows, similar to UK vehicles, the windows being rubber
mounted. DA57-82 have no opening windows, these still being rubber mounted,
whilst the final batch, DA83-DA92, have bonded glazing. DA57 entered service
in October 1996.
The above information is extracted from Mike
Davis's excellent reference book
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"