Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2.

The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near Dresden, Germany, on May 6, 2019 driven by experienced stunt driver, kart and car racer, Jess Hawkins.

On a longer run, the mower managed to hit an astonishing top speed of 150.99mph, much faster than the 116.87mph managed by the first version.

Jess Hawkins

The mower is powered by the 999cc, 190bhp engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, revving to 13,000rpm, and has a custom made T45 steel frame and a power-to-weight-ratio of 1000bhp per tonne. We're promised 90mph in first gear.

It also uses several other parts from the Fireblade, including clutch, ECU, six-speed transmission and LCD display. A quickshift gearchange is operated via carbon paddles on the steering wheel.

Four-piston calipers at the front are supplemented by six-pots at the rear, with the entire braking set-up supplied by Kelgate. The quadbike wheels come from Goldspeed, are 10 inches in diameter and anodised gold, and wrapped in special-order Hoosier racing rubber.

Mean Mower V2 power button

Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director, Honda (UK), comments: "The original Mean Mower was an incredible machine; but this time we’ve taken it to a whole new level with version two.

"After taking the top speed record in 2014, we wanted to do something a little different by setting an all-new record for acceleration, and the result is fantastic. Team Dynamics have gone above and beyond in developing and building this real feat of engineering, and hats off to Jess for being brave enough to get behind the wheel!"

The original Mean Mower, which used the 996cc V-twin engine from a Honda VTR1000, made a claimed 97bhp as standard and managed 116mph in 2014, before being beaten. 

In order to qualify for the record, the machine had to prove that it was still able to do what it was designed for - cut grass. To achieve this, two electric motors drive special carbon fibre blades on the Mean Mower, so you could technically use it to cut your lawn.

Mean Mower V2 specs

Engine

Honda Fireblade SP in-line four cylinder (stock)

Size

999cc

Power

189+ bhp @ 13,000rpm

0-60

Sub 3 seconds

MPG

35mpg

Optimum RPM

13,000

PTW ratio

1000bhp/tonne (est.)

Torque

116nm @ 11,000rpm

Body

Honda HF2622 Lawn Tractor

Chassis

T45 steel (custom-made)

Weight

140kg (approx.)

Length

2770mm

Wheelbase

1380mm

Width

1365mm

Wheels & Tyres

 

Rear

Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 8”

Hoosier R25B Slick

Front 

Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 6”

Hoosier R25B Slick

Pressure

1.4 Bar cold / 2.0 Bar hot

Cutting

 

Cutter deck

Original HF2622

Motors

12v electric

Blades

2 x 6” composite plastic

Other

 

Brakes

Front – Kelgate 4-piston callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons

 

Rear - Kelgate 6 piston-callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons

Steering

Kelgate steering rack with bespoke Sparco steering wheel

Gears

6-speed with steering wheel mounted magnetic carbon paddles & TransLogic PSR power shifter

Exhaust system

Scorpion custom headers, exhaust & silencer in titanium

Instrumentation

Honda Fireblade SP

Seat

Cobra (custom-made)

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