Honda's Mean Mower Smashes Guinness World Record

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.
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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