RE: Honda Mean Mower smashes world speed record

RE: Honda Mean Mower smashes world speed record

Monday 10th June 2019

Honda Mean Mower smashes world speed record

Tricky second lawnmower album does 150mph and 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds. Also cuts grass



Honda has set an all-new Guinness World Record with its Mean Mower V2 by setting a 0-100mph time of 6.29 seconds. Driven by W Series and Fast and Furious Live stunt driver Jess Hawkins, the working lawnmower proved itself quicker to a ton than the outgoing Porsche 911 Turbo S. Hawkins then kept her foot in to reach a top speed of 150.99mph, smashing Mean Mower V1’s 116.87mph record for good measure.

Guinness World Record rules dictate that the Mean Mower must remain capable of cutting grass and sort of look like a mower, although underneath, the V2 is a purebred drag racing machine. It uses the 200hp 999cc engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP motorcycle and a chassis setup developed in conjunction with Honda-backed BTCC outfit Team Dynamics, with a Chiron-beating power-to-weight ratio of 1429hp/tonne.

That makes the machine’s record all but inevitable then - but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts – all the way up to that bonkers top speed. Rather her than us…



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Turbobanana

Original Poster:

2,310 posts

156 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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PH said:
That makes the machine’s record all but inevitable then - but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts – all the way up to that bonkers top speed. Rather her than us…
I think if anything did go wrong, I'd rather be thrown out and take my chances than be strapped in.

Good effort! (In a gloriously pointless way).

Edited by Turbobanana on Monday 10th June 12:42


Edited by Turbobanana on Monday 10th June 12:42

Cylon2007

267 posts

33 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Love it , good effort smile

phil4

638 posts

193 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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"but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts".

Because that's a whole lot different to the motorbike from which the engine came from?

NITO

829 posts

161 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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It's the most exciting model to come from Honda in the last two decades smile ...oh wait, it's not available from dealers! frown

Greg the Fish

956 posts

21 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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I missed out on a substantial cash prize in a pub quiz about these.

Answer had to be exact. Was just after the previous record had been set.

All other teams were around 40-60mph figures.

I went in with 113 (my fellow team members thought I was nuts)

Missed by 3 mph

flukey5

100 posts

15 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Meanwhile, Honda continue to pop out Jazzes for the over-60's population.

Come on Honda, you used to be cool. Make another S2000 or at least sell us the S660 please.

suffolk009

4,090 posts

120 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Hayters gonna hate.

Greg the Fish

956 posts

21 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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suffolk009 said:
Hayters gonna hate.
laughlaughlaughlaugh

Very good


CS Garth

2,224 posts

60 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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suffolk009 said:
Hayters gonna hate.
Nice Suffolk Punch Line

WCZ

7,657 posts

149 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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nice

nicfaz

292 posts

185 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Great stuff. If they put it on sale at (say) £15k, I wonder how many they would sell? Lots hopefully!

Xaero

3,939 posts

170 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Things like this make me cheer up on rainy Mondays.

donteatpeople

526 posts

229 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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nicfaz said:
Great stuff. If they put it on sale at (say) £15k, I wonder how many they would sell? Lots hopefully!
I think £15k is a bit optimistic. The bike they borrowed the engine from is £20k.

ozzyt17

63 posts

51 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Really should consider a name change though.
How about the Honda Mow-R...

Cambs_Stuart

865 posts

39 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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They're going to need a new Nürburgring lap record category.

J4CKO

30,602 posts

155 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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suffolk009 said:
Hayters gonna hate.
Hell of a Sulffolk009 Punchline...

Ho Lee Kau

2,050 posts

80 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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the really important question is:

can it do 0-100mph in 6.289 seconds WHILE mowing the lawn?

Ho Lee Kau

2,050 posts

80 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Cambs_Stuart said:
They're going to need a new Nürburgring lap record category.
but first we need to sow the Nürburgring

simon-tigjs

58 posts

52 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Thatl'll be the mowburgring then?

Andrew downunder

10 posts

15 months

Tuesday 11th June 2019
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Wow!!!

My mower has a 700 and something cc American V twin engine that cranks out a mighty 22 horsepower and quite frankly it scares the life out of me if it gets to 10 klmh.