New Firestorm

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Well it has a Firestorm engine anyway. Honda has gone mad and made a 109BHP lawn mower, known as the Mean Mower; with a mixture of parts, from a Morris Minor steering rack to a set wheels from an ATV, it’s a bit of a parts special, but that’s not say it’s rubbish. A pair of electric motors spin 3mm cutting cable at 4000RPM, allowing grass cutting action up to 15MPH. We’re not really sure what it has set out to prove, but it is nice to know Honda do occasionally take of their sensible trousers and do something ridiculous. imagine ripping round on a lawn mower doing over 100mph.

Mean Mower’s Vital Stats

Engine VTR 1000F Firestorm (stock)
Size 1000cc
Power 109hp
0-60 4 seconds (est.)
MPG 40 (est.) (when cutting)
Max. speed 133 (est.)
Optimum RPM 9,000
PTW ratio 532bhp/tonne
Torque 96Nm
Body Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor
Chassis Chromoly 4130 tubing (Custom-made)
Weight 140kg (approx.)
Length 2400mm
Wheelbase 1425mm
Width 1150mm
Wheels & Tyres
Rear Maxxis/Goldspeed 10 x 10
Front Maxxis/Goldspeed 6 x 10
Pressure .9 bar
Cutting
Cutter deck Fibre-glass (Custom-made)
Motors 2 x 15amp, 4000rpm
Blades 2 x 3mm steel cutting cable
Other
Brakes Honda TRX420 ATV
Steering Morris Minor steering rack
Gears Paddle shift
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres
Exhaust system Scorpion
Instrumentation Motorcycle
Seat Cobra (Custom-made)

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