Honda Mean Mower

Honda Mean Mower

when it comes to lawn mower, a little brute horsepower won’t hurt, but speed is almost never on the agenda. but the Honda Mean Mower you see here, defies the convention. developed in collaboration with Team Dynamics, Honda UK’s British Touring Car Championship partner, this lean mean lawn trimmer puts out 109 horses and 96 Nm of torque from its 1,000cc Honda VTR Firestorm and is fitted with six-speed gearbox which enables it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds and well on its way to a 133 mph (214 km/h) top speed. while externally, it retains the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor body that it is based on, other bits are all but new. it is given an all-new custom chromoly chassis, a Scorpion exhaust system (that gives it the incredible 130db scream at its peak), a Morris Minor steering rack, a custom-made paddle shift, a custom-made Cobra sports seat (no harness though), a bespoke suspension and ATV wheels wrapped in super-soft tires for optimum grip and handling on tarmac.

additionally, the Mean Mower also received a 15-liter fuel tank, a high capacity oil cooler and a secondary water cooling radiator – all ingeniously hideaway under the grass bag at the rear. with all these goodies thrown into it, it is easy to forget that this lawn monster is still primary a trusty grass maintaining machine and for which, it has a custom-made fiber glass cutter deck with two electric motors driving 3mm steel cutting cables at 4,000 rpm cut out to do the job. of course, getting down to the mowing business means this beast has to take it slower, at 15 mph to be exact, but that, for the record, is still more than twice what the original HF2620 can achieved. so, it is a very fast mower, after all. perfect for those who are looking for a serious lawn workhorse that can double as a lawn racer for a little ‘after work relaxation routine’. though, no word if the Honda Mean Mower will ever hit the market. in the mean time, dreamers can keep their desire for this mean machine in check with some beautiful images in the gallery below.

Honda UK via Engadget