The Honda Mean Mower Aims To Set New Speed Records

Honda Mean Mower

Usually, when we shop for a new mower, we don’t really concern ourselves with the mower’s ability to set new land speed records. But, well, here we are. In an age where the world moves more and more towards refining cordless power and efficiency, the Honda Mean Mower laughs at all of your precious attempts to “go green,” or to achieve a nicer cut, or to gain longer runtimes. Instead, Honda has focused on speed and power. And then more speed. In fact, Honda intends for their Mean Mower to top out at 150 mph.

Mean Machine

This is actually the second iteration of this crazy-ass mower. The Japanese company, widely known for its work in the field of motor design and manufacturing, had already set the world record for making the fastest lawnmower in 2014. The original Honda Mean Mower, understood to reach speeds up to 130 mph, set the record at 116.575 mph. Unfortunately, that record was broken only a year later when a modified Viking mower set the new top speed at 134 mph.


As you might imagine, Honda wants to reclaim their title. Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director at Honda UK, had this to say:

“The original Mean Mower was a great challenge for us and the result was an amazing machine. This time we have moved the game on considerably to build an incredible piece of real engineering, using advanced design and production techniques and calling upon some very clever thinking to bring the performance and power but still retain the look of the production mower.”

The Honda Mean Mower V2.0 will target a top speed of 150 mph, and just about doubles the power of the original. It will use a modified Honda HF 2622 lawn tractor frame and a 999cc four-cylinder motorcycle engine that generates more than 190 horses at 13,000 rpm. It features more bespoke parts than the original, and this version also sports Hoosier racing tires and 10″ ATV gold-anodized wheels for an extra touch of class.Honda Mean Mower

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the new Honda Mean Mower does, in fact, mow grass. It will come to its record-setting race equipped with functioning cutting blades and a waste bag for the clippings.

Want to see more? Honda recently released this teaser trailer featuring pro kart racer, Jess Hawkins. For more information about the Honda Mean Mower, check out the product page at Honda.co.uk .

 

 

 

 

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Russell Simpkins

Ha ha I remember when Honda first started selling in the US I was about 10 saw one of those little cars, and wanted dad to buy one and put a mower deck under it.

Kay Lacey

Brian Lacey we need one

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