Watch Honda's 190-HP Lawn Mower Blast to 100 MPH in 6.2 Seconds

The CBR1000RR-powered Mean Mower V2 shatters the world record for quickest ride-on mower with a top speed of 150 mph.

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Last year, Honda revealed its Mean Mower V2, a 190-hp ride-on lawnmower with a 150-mph top speed. It's a functioning mower that just happens to be powered by a CBR1000RR motorcycle engine, and with drag radials, a six-speed sequential gearbox and a 13,000-RPM redline, it's as absurd as you'd expect. The Mean Mower V2 just went out and broke the world record for fastest zero-to-100-mph acceleration time for a lawnmower with a time of just 6.285 seconds. That's quicker than some supercars.

Honda took this monster mower to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, a race track outside of Dresden, Germany last month to set the record. A representative from Guinness World Records attended to certify the time. The mower, piloted by karting champion and Fast & Furious Live stunt driver Jess Hawkins, did one 0-100 runs in each direction on the straightaway, then averaged the two times together. Naturally, there's video of the entire ordeal:

Honda also took the time to perform a longer run with the mower at the track, recording a top speed of 150.99 mph. Honda hasn't provided video, so we'll just have to take its word for it. This is actually the second time Honda has built such a wild machine: The first Mean Mower debuted back in 2014, powered by a 109-hp VTR Firestorm engine. It ran 0-60 in under four seconds, but topped out at just 116 mph. Clearly, there's major progress in the mowing world.

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