Honda is no stranger to the innovative lawn mower game, as evidenced by its robotic lawn mower, Miimo, which was introduced to the European market last year. The world’s most creative automaker is back for more with the “Mean Mower,” a lawn mower designed in conjunction with Top Gear magazine.
What’s so special about the Mean Mower? For starters, it can reach speeds up to 130 mph. That’s right: Honda is making it possible to get a speeding ticket while doing household chores.
The Mean Mower began humbly as a production Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor before Top Gear and Honda got their hands on it. The 20 hp motor was tossed aside right away and replaced with a 1,000 cc V-twin good for 109 hp, extracted from a Honda VTR1000 Firestorm sport bike. The sport bike’s transmission was also added to the Mean Mower, and the boys at Top Gear even reworked the suspension so that this baby could handle ATV wheels.
This lawn mower, as strange as it sounds, is race ready. It can rocket from 0 to 60 in four seconds—faster than most cars on the market. Despite all this power, the Mean Mower can still do what it was born to do: cut grass. Of course, it can’t do it at 130 mph, but the cutting cable, which spins up to 4,000 rpm, can operate at 15 mph and below, twice as fast as traditional stock mowers.
Unfortunately, Honda has announced that this high-intensity grass-chopper is a one-of-a-kind, merely created to show off the brand’s creative juices and its sporty heritage. But if you’re in the market for something with that sporty performance, stop by Avery Greene Honda today: we’ve got lots of high-octane options to choose from (though, full disclosure, they can’t quite cut your lawn—you’ll still have to do that yourself!).