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The model - news of the two 'Proud of You' decorated models was announced on 8th October 2021. The second features V6B176 on route 66X (KMB2021106). This model was released on 23rd October 2021.
The following is an article from The Standard, Hong Kong on 10th August 2021:-

"To celebrate the outstanding performance of Hong Kong athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and to extend the enthusiasm of the Games, Kowloon Motor Buses Co Ltd (KMB) has launched two Olympics-themed buses, which began their journey today.

The two buses cover route 66X, traveling between Tuen Mun (Tai Hing Estate) and Olympic Station, and route 270B, traveling between Sheung Shui and Olympic Station.

The color white is used as the main tone for the body of the buses. There are also silhouette images on the bodies, using the colors of the five Olympic rings – blue, yellow, black, green and red.

The images represent Hong Kong athletes who are in action when competing in the 13 Olympics events, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, karate, table tennis, cycling, windsurfing, equestrian, fencing, triathlon, golf and badminton.


There is also a message written on the body of the buses, saying “PROUD OF YOU,” which expresses gratitude to athletes for creating history for Hong Kong in Tokyo.

Earlier, KMB had already give out one-year free rides, and “bus naming rights” to all members of the Hong Kong delegation. Every member can name one KMB bus, and a tag with naming content and messages will be displayed at the front of the bus compartment.

On the other hand, Octopus Card Ltd will issue a special edition of the smart card to Hong Kong athletes as well.

The tailor-made Octopus cards will feature drawings of each athlete created by photorealist artist Paul Lung, capturing the unforgettable moments for them. These unique cards will be sent to the athletes very soon.

A spokesperson of Octopus Card Ltd praised the athletes for their perseverance and determination, and hoped that the cards will commemorate their moments at the Olympics."
 
The busKowloon Motor Bus introduced it's first Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls, classified as V6Bxx, in March 2019 and by the 27th July 2021 the fleet stood at 198 buses. V6B166 was first registered on 17th February 2021.
        
 Manufacturer of model  80M Bus Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo B8L
 Prototype bodywork  Wrights Gemini 3
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  V6B166
 Registration number  XE651
 Route number  270B
 Destination  Olympic Station
 Quantity  380
 Date released - Hong Kong  23rd October 2021
   
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