Nissan Trike… Not Bike

Nissan trike

It’s Not A Bike. It Is A Trike

Nissan doesn’t only make cars. They’ve taken their skills and knowledge to make something even cooler with the Nissan name on it: a Nissan trike!

The English Institute of Sport and Nissan GB worked together to design and construct a titanium trike. It’s a modified version of a bicycle that fits the needs of David Stone, London 2012 Paralympic champion. The process started in 2014 with a laser scan of Stone’s former bike. The Nissan Innovation team then analyzed how they could make improvements from that bike to create one that worked even better for Stone.

A titanium material was chosen that made the new trike a whopping 18% lighter than its predecessor. Because the trike dropped this weight, it means that Stone will have quicker acceleration and better handling around corners.

Just as there’s a lot that goes into making a car, there’s a lot that goes into making this specialized trike, too! Nissan used a process to build and test the trike that was very similar to building and testing their cars.

“The David Stone trike project was chosen as it offered potential for significant improvement and could directly benefit from our in-depth experience of vehicle design and manufacture,” said Alec Patterson, R&D Project Manager.

What will Nissan build next? Let us know what you think in the Nissan of Durango blog comments below, or visit us in Durango, CO today.

Haunted Places in Durango, CO

Haunted places in Durango

Scary Fun in Durango, CO

Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to enjoy some of the creepiest, crawliest places in Durango. There’s lot of things you can do to get in that spooky mood, so how about you head out to see some real spooks? Here are some haunted places in Durango.

Strater Hotel

Built originally on a railroad in 1880, guests and employees of this hotel have reported sightings, so don’t be surprised if you see a man in period clothing hanging out in the halls. If you stay here, you can check out the “Ghost Diary” in every room, where people write down their experiences.

Leland House Bed and Breakfast

There’s something about bed and breakfasts that feel eerie… especially this one! Guests have said that they’ve woken up early in the morning to find an elderly man in a white hat standing over the bed. Room Six is as ominous as its number, many guests reporting hearing laughter in their room with no one else there and feeling somebody sit down on the bed next to them.

Rochester Hotel

This hotel is right across from the spooky bed and breakfast. Rumors are it’s just as haunted and that a woman in an old-fashioned dress wanders the hotel at night.

Have you had any haunted experiences in Durango? If not, check out these places and let all of us at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO how it was.