Read more about the Honda’s Mean Mower is Back and Faster Than Ever at AutoGuide.com.Way back in 2014, Honda partnered up with Top Gear to build the ‘Mean Mower’ – a motorcycle-engined riding lawnmower that landed itself in the Guinness Book of World Records after hitting a top speed of 116.57 mph.
The ‘World’s Fastest Mower’ record didn’t stand for long, though. A year after TG set its record, a Norwegian company dropped a GM LS V8 into the front a Stihl T6 mower and did 134 mph.
Honda has now decided they want to beat the record with the new and improved Mean Mower Mk.2. Powering the revised mower is a 190 hp 1000cc Honda Fireblade engine, which was plucked from a CBR1000R superbike. The four-cylinder is paired with a six-speed sequential transmissionwith an extra-long first gear, which will likely enable sub-three-second 0-60 mph runs, TG says.