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Mike Stevens | Apr, 03 2014 | 3 Comments

Remember the Honda Mean Mower, developed by the company’s UK arm in 2013 with racing partner Team Dynamics?

The mental-as-anything mower is back on the scene this week, thanks to a Guinness World Record-breaking speed run.

Confirmed by Guinness representatives, the Mean Mower was piloted to a crazy 187.60km/h, beating the previous record of 141.34km/h set in 2010.

As always, Guinness required that the run be performed twice, in both directions, with the official record speed drawn from the average of the two runs.

Need a refresher on the Mean Mower’s vital statistics?

Power is provided by a 1.0 litre V-twin engine taken from a Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm motorcycle, producing 81kW and 96Nm of torque.

The engine is packed tightly into a 140kg Honda mower, modified of course with a custom tube-frame chassis. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed paddle-shifted transmission.


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

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)

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