Honda tends to make its ‘Mean Mower’ a little bit meaner

Honda is on a efficiency cost with cars like the NSX and Civic Form R at the minute, but highway autos and motorbikes are not the only substantial-powered cars in its line-up.

Meet the Indicate Mower 2, successor to the to start with Mean Mower.

Able of around 134mph (216km/h), the Signify Mower 2 is run by the exact 1.-litre motor as the CBR1000R superbike. That means it has 190hp (142kW) of electric power at 13,000rpm, excellent for a sub-3. second sprint to 100km/h.

The first manufactured a piddling 80kW and 96Nm of torque, so this is a severe advancement.

That 1.-litre motor is mounted up entrance – evidently, mounting it down again would have created the Imply Mower wheelie all the time. Electric power is put to those sticky Hoosier tyres by means of a six-velocity swift shifter, able of flat upshifts and rev-matching on downshifts.

There are 4-pot brakes up entrance and 6-pots at the back again, alongside with titanium-coated (and vented!) pistons. As for the chassis? It is been created to flex marginally, due to the fact there’s no suspension on the mower.  A rigid system is lousy news at a lot more than 200km/h if there is nothing at all to soak up impacts.

As opposed to Imply Mower 1, the next iteration packs a correct race-influenced seating position. No aero drag from the driver this time around, just a toes-up, bathtub-style bucket. Seems comfy.

As for the precise lawn-cutting capabilities of the Necessarily mean Mower 2, it’ll be equipped with carbon-fibre blades and a grass catcher.

At the instant, the Suggest Mower 2 isn’t really the speediest garden mower in the planet. That honour belongs to a V8-driven Viking mower, designed by a crew of intrepid Norwegians who, as you may perhaps presently know, stole the record from Honda.

Remain tuned to listen to how the Imply Mower 2 goes in its record chase.

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