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TOTO Unveils Poo-Powered 'Toilet Bike Neo' Motorcycle!

by , 09/02/12
filed under: Architecture

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Yes this is real! Japanese toilet company TOTO just unveiled the ultimate green motorcycle – and it doesn’t run on gasoline or an electric motor. Instead, TOTO’s “Toilet Bike Neo” runs on biogas that is produced from livestock waste. TOTO—which is not technically a motorcycle producer—created the poo-powered motorcycle topped with a toilet to promote TOTO’s environmental efforts.

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The Toilet Bike Neo is a three-wheeled motorcycle with a 250cc engine. Even though it’s seat is constructed out of a toilet, TOTO is quick to point out that the motorcycle does not run on human waste. The poop-powered motorcycle can travel up to 180 miles on a tank of animal waste. Last year, TOTO took the bike on a 876-mile journey across Japan.

Kevin Fujita, a TOTO spokesman stated, “We hope to raise awareness among customers about our green campaign through development of environmentally-friendly products such as water-saving shower heads and water-saving toilets.”

There are currently no plans to produce the Toilet Bike Neo for the commercial market.

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Via Phys.org

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4 Comments

  1. Kiva September 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

    That’s just awesome! It’s too bad they’re not making them because I’d totally buy one. I’ll look into the Thai model.

  2. Kaui August 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    A phuket farmer has also developed a cow dung motor bike. His has “no emissions” according to the video. What kind of emissions does TOTO’s Neo have? The Thai farmer got a patent and is looking for funding. He wants to make the technology widely available in developing countries. http://youtu.be/jokqG1fTc-I

  3. raykahuna48 August 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    haha, when the mechanic says the reason for your bike not running properly was “a bit of crap in the carb” he was not joking.

  4. skylights August 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    great advocacy but animal waste stinks, can you ride that bike around with those smell? very uncool. But as long as its for TOTOs environmental effort awareness, it definitely caught my attention

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