Honda's UK Arm Unleashes A Mean (Mowing) Machine: Video

TMR Team | Jul 18, 2013

Honda's latest offering is rear-wheel-drive, promises a Veyron-shaming power-to-weight ratio of 2.82lb p/hp, and lists a 0-100km/h time just over four seconds.

It's not a car, though, and it's not even one of Honda's mental motorbikes - although the latter did play a part in developing this monster.

No, the newest performance Honda is the Mean Mower ride-on, and no, you can't buy it. This is a one-off build, developed by Honda's UK arm and racing partner Team Dynamics.

Powering the Mean Mower is a 1.0 litre V-twin engine ripped out of a Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm motorcycle, producing 81kW and 96Nm of torque.

Stuffed into a 140kg mower with a custom tube-frame chassis, and that's one hell of a powerplant.

There's also a wheels and suspension package pinched from an ATV - no surprise there - while the steering rack, interestingly, is taken from a Morris Minor.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed paddle-shifted transmission, and Team Dynamics swears the thing has topped 160km/h on the track.

And, because that sort of performance would drain the regular cell quickly, the rear grass bag has been replaced with a fuel tank. Next to that is a high-capacity oil cooler and a secondary radiator.

Honda, are you sure we can't convince you to sell us one? TMR Managing Editor Tim O'Brien has a couple of paddocks that this thing would make light work of...

Mean Mower's Vital Stats

Engine: VTR 1000F Firestorm (stock)
Size: 1000cc
Power: 109hp
0-60: 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

Cutting
Cutter deck: Fibre-glass (Custom-made)
Motors: 2 x 15amp, 4000rpm
Blades: 2 x 3mm steel cutting cable

Other
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)

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  • rick weatherman says,
    1 year ago
    i sure would like to know how to get one and how much it would cost to get one mower like that omg how it will cut down time on cuttin grass lol please send more about this lawn mower to my e-mail and the cost to buy one
    • David says,
      1 year ago
      Really Crazy...what's about the Price now and wehre can I get one?

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