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Honda ‘Mean Mower’ revealed, fastest mower in the world? (video)

July 21, 2013

Remember the story about Honda and Top Gear planning to create the world’s fastest lawn mower? Well, the project is now complete, and it certainly has the power to set records.

Honda Mean Mower

Using a conventional Honda HF2629 ride-on, Top Gear UK and Honda have stripped the original motor and replaced it with a Honda 1000cc VTR Firestorm sports bike engine. It produces 81kW and 96Nm.

Much of the mower’s frame had to be modified to accommodate the new engine, with a space frame holding it all together, as well as a custom suspension setup to help the grass-cutter handle.

Although an official record is yet to be written in the record books, the mower uses a six-speed transmission capable of a 209km/h top speed. Acceleration from 0-100km/h apparently takes under 4.0 seconds.

Perhaps the best part about it is the fact that it still can actually mow the lawn; an electric motor spins a 3mm set of blades underneath. Click play below to take a look.

Honda Mean Mower specifications:

Engine VTR 1000F Firestorm (stock)
Size 1000cc
Power 109hp
0-100km/h 4 seconds (est.)
MPG 40 (est.) (when cutting)
Max. speed 133 (est.)
Optimum RPM 9,000
PTW ratio 532bhp/tonne
Torque 96Nm
Body Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor
Chassis Chromoly 4130 tubing (Custom-made)
Weight 140kg (approx.)
Length 2400mm
Wheelbase 1425mm
Width 1150mm
Wheels & Tyres
Rear Maxxis/Goldspeed 10 x 10
Front Maxxis/Goldspeed 6 x 10
Pressure .9 bar
Cutter deck Fibre-glass (Custom-made)
Motors 2 x 15amp, 4000rpm
Blades 2 x 3mm steel cutting cable
Brakes Honda TRX420 ATV
Steering Morris Minor steering rack
Gears Paddle shift
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres
Exhaust system Scorpion
Instrumentation Motorcycle
Seat Cobra (Custom-made)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • brian kendrick

    yes i would like one of these fast looking lawn mowers it would be good to have in my bach yard so i can use it as a go kart racing in it , i can cut grass real quick than superman than any one else.