Honda’s New “Mean Mower” Ready to Cut Grass, and World Records

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2018 Honda Mean Mower

Honda’s ‘Mean Mower’ lawn tractor/motorcycle hybrid is a 150-mph, fully functional lawn tractor with carbon fiber blades on deck.

Mowing the lawn can be a tedious chore, especially if you’re stuck with a push mower, it’s the middle of the summer, and the lawn is as big as a golf course. A lawn tractor can make mowing a breeze, however, especially if there’s a bit of Honda power leading the way.

But what if you wanted to get the work done faster so you can go back to working on your Civic Type R, though? Surely you’ll need something with more power under the hood, right? If that’s the case, then Honda has the mower for you. CNET says the company powered by dreams has created a new ‘Mean Mower’ that’s ready to turn your lawn to Talladega at the push of a button.

2018 Honda Mean Mower

This mower is no ordinary grass-cutter, though, for it’s a lawn tractor/motorcycle hybrid featuring the firepower of the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP’s one-liter inline-four. Mounted inside a lightweight frame disguised as a Honda HF 2622 riding mower, this track-ready mower sends around 190 horses to the rear Hoosier slicks through the six-speed transmission and clutch setup from the Fireblade. Meanwhile, electric motors and a pair of batteries lend their power to the carbon fiber blades mounted inside the cutter deck, all the better to mow the infield after cutting lap times on the track.

2018 Honda Mean Mower

And this “Mean Mower” is ready to do the latter. Honda’s previous “Mean Mower” set the record for the fastest lawn mower in the world with a top speed of 116.575 mph back in 2014. That mower had only 109 horses from its 1,000 cc mill taken from the VTR Firestorm. This new mower aims to smash the previous record by hitting 150 mph at the top end with help from kart and car racer Jess Hawkins.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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