Leyland Royal Tiger

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For the 1950-6 underfloor engined bus chassis see Leyland Royal Tiger PSU.
Leyland Royal Tiger
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A 1988 Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen.
Overview
Manufacturer Leyland Bus
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Step entrance

The Leyland Royal Tiger was a rear-engined coach built by Leyland between 1982 and 1988. It was intended to counter the offerings of foreign competitors such as DAF and Scania, but was not particularly successful, with only between 160 and 170 built.

The majority (around 60%) were sold as complete integral vehicles, in which case they were named Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen. Earlier examples were built at Leyland's subsidiary Charles H. Roe in Leeds, later ones at Workington in Cumbria. The remainder of the underframes were given Plaxton Paramount or Van Hool bodywork.

The Royal Tiger was fitted with Leyland's TL11 engine or in some cases the Cummins L10.

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