Honda’s Mean Mower, averaging 116.57mph (187.60km/h,) officially broke the Guinness World title for the top speed lawnmower. The success was approved by a Guinness World Records Adjudicator at the IDIADA Proving Ground on Saturday 8th March 2014. A 100 meter speed trap was used to measure the speed and was overseen by the Timing Solutions Limited, the official timers. The mower was required to record, in both directions, the same run within an hour to have the success. Additionally it had to look like a lawnmower and cut grass and it successfully did both. Honda made every effort to retain the look of the original mower. To reduce weight, the cutter deck was custom-made in fiber-glass, while, the grass bag offers a happy home for a high capacity oil cooler, the fuel tank and a secondary water cooling radiator.
Still cut grass ability was also a key element, and the super-fast mower still can do it perfectly. This feature is made available by two electric motors on the cutter deck that spinning 3mm steel cutting cable with a tremendous 4000rpm. The mower is able cut grass at around 15mph (24km/h), more than double of the flat-out speed from its derivative, the original HF2620. The mower also features a custom-made paddle shift six-speed gear system. Additionally it has a Scorpion exhaust system, a custom-made Cobra sports seat and a steering rack taken from a Morris Minor.
This results in a lawn mower set-up that achieves a top speed in excess of 130mph (209km/h) with just 140kg weight and produces 96Nm of torque with a tremendous PTW ratio of 532bhp/tonne; and just 4 seconds of estimated 0-100 km/h acceleration time. Every possible has been made making the mower secure and stable. Since, ATV races are held on rough off-road tracks, therefore ATV wheels have been used-ideal to achieve maximum balance.