A Honda fast lawn mower with the ability to top 100 mph has been designed for people who like to cut their lawn but don't want to spend more than a few seconds doing it.
The supercharged grass-cutting machine was announced by Honda UK and Team Dynamics. Dubbed the Mean Mower, the Honda fast lawn mower can chug along at 15 mph for people who want to use the vehicle for its intended purpose, but it can also top off at close to 130 mph for those with a racing spirit.
The Mean Mower got it start as a different model, the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor, but then developers replaced the 20 hp motor with a supercharged, 1,000 cc V-twin that actually comes from the Honda VTR1000 Firestorm sport. The lawn mower also got the bike's six-speed transmission and a stronger suspension to handle a set of ATV wheels and tires. The developers threw in a Cobra racing seat for good measure.
In all the lawn mower can go zero to 60 mph in about four seconds.
Those who want to actually cut the grass with the mower will be able to, but not all that easily. The grass collection bag is filled mostly with a gas tank and water coolers, and the cutting cable only works when the vehicle is kept under 15 mph (though that's still about twice as fast as your average riding mower).
But for those buying the Honda fast lawn mower, make sure not to use it too early in the morning unless you want to annoy the neighbors. The model tops off at 130 decibels,
So far the lawn mower hasn't hit the market --- and it's unclear if it ever will --- but Honda has been showing it off in advertisements featuring racer Gordon "Flash" Shedden.
"What do you get if you take one lazy Sunday afternoon, one British Touring Car champion and the world's fastest lawn mower?" Honda's ad for the lawn mower asks. "Well here's your answer."
Here's a better question about the Honda fast lawn mower: Why?