Feeds

Bog builder pushes out poo-powered motorbike

Plopper on the chopper

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Japan's leading toilet manufacturer has really pushed the float out with its promotional activities, creating a poo-powered motorcycle with its own built-in lav-look seat.

The Toilet Bike Neo runs on biofuels such as compressed livestock waste and household wastewater, so while the design looks like a portaloo on wheels, it doesn't actually function as a khazi.

Toto Toilet Bike Neo

Even if it did , you'd have to be mentally unstable to sit so publicly at the traffic lights, squeezing out a Richard the Third - see Viz's Profanisaurus.

Toto, the company behind the design, says the bike is a promotion for its "environmental efforts" and is currently taking the crap-crunching cycle over 1000km from the Toto HQ to Tokyo, where it will arrive on 2 November.

Toto Toilet Bike Neo

The bog bike can reach maximum speeds of around 50mph, and Toto reckons it could reduce CO2 emissions by 50 per cent in just six years. Though if folk get too keen on the design, methane emissions may rise.

But that's probably dependent on everyone literally getting their shit together and actually using one.

Ride like the wind... ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers
Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg
Off to the boozer? This delicacy might help mitigate the effects
I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm
'He is just being himself' says proud mum of larger-than-life physicist
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
Simon's says quantum computing will work
Boffins blast algorithm with half a dozen qubits
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.