Watch Honda lawnmower create world record for being the fastest

Honda Meanmower lawnmower has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the worlds fastest. Earlier last month in Spain, the record was created under the watchful Guinness officials at the IDIADA Proving Ground, in Tarragona, Spain. It is here that the Honda lawnmower recorded an average speed of 187.60km/h (116.57mph), smashing the previous record of 45 kmph out of the Guinness Book of World Records.

As per the norm, Honda Meanmower had to record speed in both directions within a time span of one hour. The speed was getting recorded by timing partner, Timing Solutions Limited over a 100 meter speed trap. During which it achieved a top speed of over 209 kmph. Apart from this, it also had to cut grass, which was done separately. Honda Meanmower can cut grass at speeds of upto 24 kmpl.

Kate Saxton, Manager – European PR Communications for Honda Motor Europe comments: “The original brief for Mean Mower was to create the world’s fastest lawnmower – and now it officially is, by some distance! We are all delighted to hold a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved in what has been a challenging yet incredibly exciting project.”

Why would Honda create such a fast lawnmower, which also cuts grass? In their words, “The idea for Mean Mower was to demonstrate Honda’s sprit of innovation, its motor sport heritage, and that it makes more than just cars.” Manufactured and designed by Team Dynamics, with inputs from Honda Yuasa Racing drivers, three times BTCC champion Matt Neal and 2013 champion Gordon Shedden, the engine is that from Honda VTR Firestorm, along with custom suspensions, ATV wheels, paddle shifters, high capacity oil cooler and a secondary water cooling radiator.

honda meanmower is worlds fastest videoMean 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)