Yes, this sounds like something straight out of the The Onion, but it appears to be the real deal. Toto Ltd., a Japanese toilet company, has apparently constructed a highly efficient motorcycle that runs on, well, excrement. The project, which has been ongoing since 2009 called "Toilet Bike Neo," made its debut on Thursday in a Fujisawa showroom.

The basis is a three-wheeled, 250cc trike, with a specially built toilet as the seat. It's important to note that the contraption does not run on the rider's (*ahem*) leavings. Rather, the vehicle runs on livestock waste, or waste water. The toilet-derived seat is just a rather blatant advertising device.

According to a Metro UK report, the bike "runs on biogas fuel (fertilized, purified and compressed livestock waste and household waste water) provided by the Shika-oi Town in Hokkaido and Kobe city."

This puts Toto at the front of the clean vehicle initiative in the Japanese market. The report says this vehicle could very well spawn a production model (we're guessing it wouldn't include the toilet seating), but there's no word yet on production timing or price for the poo-burning hog.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Did the designers have to emphasize the fact that it runs on excrement? I mean, there's a toilet on the front, the seat is a toilet, there's toilet paper in the back And there's a white poop on the model's helmet. Ladies and gentlemen; Japan.
        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL no doubt!!! I thought the same thing when I first looked at the bike and the goofy grin on the girl's face!
      • 3 Years Ago
      why is she wearing pants?
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the exhaust from burning cooking oil in a diesel smells like french fries what will this exhaust smell like?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Taco Bell drive thru, here I come!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't really care for bikes with loud pipes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally, a renewable energy source with an endless supply. And if you're ever in a pinch (pun intended), you can always feed it Taco Bell.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one shitty bike
      • 3 Years Ago
      does radioactive livestock poop burn more efficiently? too soon?
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a pretty shitty bike.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's shitastic!
      • 3 Years Ago
      They could call it the Washington DC motorcycle since it, you know, runs on bullsh*t.
      • 3 Years Ago
      they need to show the extended range poop mobile by using a 300 lbs. fat man
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