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Honda builds a 130 mph lawn mower
FoxNews.com ^ | 7/18/2013

Posted on 07/18/2013 5:23:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Edited on 07/18/2013 5:31:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Honda, in conjunction with Top Gear magazine and racing outfit Team Dynamics, has built a high performance ride-on lawn mower capable of reaching speeds up to 130 mph.

And, yes, it can still cut the grass.

The so-called Mean Mower started out as a production Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor before the team replaced its stock 20 hp motor with the 109 hp 1,000 cc V-twin from a Honda VTR1000 Firestorm sport bike along with its six-speed transmission and reengineered the suspension to handle a set of ATV wheels and tires.


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Make it street legal so I can buy one!
1 posted on 07/18/2013 5:23:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Girlene

are you gonna cruise the miracle mile


2 posted on 07/18/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: RoosterRedux

Did Tim Allen help? More Power!!!


3 posted on 07/18/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: RoosterRedux

The only downside is that you still have to empty the grass bin... only, now, every 15 seconds.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 5:28:41 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: RoosterRedux

5 posted on 07/18/2013 5:28:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: SandRat

what is its towing capacity THAT is the important question


6 posted on 07/18/2013 5:29:20 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: C210N
The only downside is that you still have to empty the grass bin

Oh, I bet the thing has a "mulch" setting.

7 posted on 07/18/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40

8 posted on 07/18/2013 5:30:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40
I wish Deere did make a good old-fashioned bike. I'd buy one just for the novelty.

I used to have a Honda Magna which had incredible performance and handling...but that V-4 engine just couldn't deliver a decent rumble. And a rumble is so very important to a rider's state of mind.

10 posted on 07/18/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Lancey Howard
Electrical and plumbing?

The guy is a handyman pretending to be a skilled tradesman.

11 posted on 07/18/2013 5:33:08 PM PDT by South40
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To: RoosterRedux

There’s still hope for this Country!


12 posted on 07/18/2013 5:33:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RoosterRedux

13 posted on 07/18/2013 5:33:39 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: RoosterRedux

I did some welding for a guy at work that built up an old Cub Cadet for pulling, using a GoldWing motor.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 5:33:39 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RoosterRedux

16 posted on 07/18/2013 5:34:42 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Califreak

LOL. I miss The Ol’ Possum.


17 posted on 07/18/2013 5:35:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: RoosterRedux

All these comments, and no one has mentioned Lawnmower Steve on YouTube? FR is slipping.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 5:36:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RoosterRedux
And a rumble is so very important to a rider's state of mind.

It's far more than that. Loud pipes save lives. So that rumble is an important safety feature on any street bike.

I'm currently riding a 1600cc cruiser with Cobra brand straight pipes. Now that's a nice rumble. :-)

19 posted on 07/18/2013 5:37:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: 1rudeboy
"My wife is gonna kick your a**!!"

Priceless.

20 posted on 07/18/2013 5:39:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: mountn man
That looks like fun to me!

Furthermore, I like goats. You know Buttermilk, I presume (VIDEO LINK)

21 posted on 07/18/2013 5:40:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux
Tim Allen Grunt Collection
22 posted on 07/18/2013 5:41:24 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: South40
I'm currently riding a 1600cc cruiser with Cobra brand straight pipes.

AND STILL POSTING???? Totally tripendicular!

23 posted on 07/18/2013 5:41:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: RoosterRedux
Call Duck Dynasty! Need to redo Grass and Furious!
24 posted on 07/18/2013 5:42:05 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: South40
1600cc? Whazzat, a Yamaha?

That will emit a rumble.

25 posted on 07/18/2013 5:45:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: bigheadfred
Did you see this one?
26 posted on 07/18/2013 5:45:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bigheadfred
lol!

I rode 120 miles yesterday and another 90 the day before. Most of my riding buddies work so I am relegated to either riding alone or doing so when someone has a day off. Tuesday I rode alone and yesterday I was with a friend.

27 posted on 07/18/2013 5:47:01 PM PDT by South40
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To: RoosterRedux
1600 Vulcan Nomad. Yeah, that's a wildfire in the background.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 5:49:37 PM PDT by South40
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH_Qb4fdHfg


29 posted on 07/18/2013 5:49:43 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

Thats not a wildfire THATS MY HOUSE ON FIRE! AND YOU’RE STILLLL POSTING????


30 posted on 07/18/2013 5:53:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hold muh beer!


31 posted on 07/18/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: South40

Wow! Beautiful! And the horizon isn’t so bad either.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 5:57:23 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux
"Just as long as it got high-quality H20..."


33 posted on 07/18/2013 5:58:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: bigheadfred

lol....no. a little too fast for me.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 6:00:18 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Thanks. There are a lot of great roads to ride in East San Diego County. That pic was taken last week during one of the many fires of the season. I rode through the burn area yesterday.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Jul/15/chariot-fire-100-percent-contained/

35 posted on 07/18/2013 6:03:45 PM PDT by South40
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To: Old Sarge
As a cin-ema buff, I can safely say that "The Waterboy" is one of my favorites.

Did you know that the actor that played "Roberto Boucher" (Bobby's father) was actually the director, Frank Coraci?

36 posted on 07/18/2013 6:09:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: RoosterRedux

Awesome vid :)


37 posted on 07/18/2013 6:16:00 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man
Heheh...hyperactive goat! Just like most teenagers.

Reminds me of me at that age!;-)

38 posted on 07/18/2013 6:17:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: South40

1600 CC??? yikes. I had a monstrous little 2 stroke in ‘75,
the Yamaha RD 350, which would beat ANYTHING in the quarter mile up to an 850 Norton. It was all I needed. But naturally
NOT a touring bike. And it would foul plugs if you didn’t abuse it: the original Japanese masochist Bike.


39 posted on 07/18/2013 6:25:45 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: RoosterRedux
When I was 18, I got a 1 year old Irish Setter.

Setter's are known to be a little on the high strung side.

Our vet at the time, was an older guy. Said she was the most hyper Setter he had ever seen.

My friends all said she was a dog version of me.

40 posted on 07/18/2013 6:37:21 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL!


41 posted on 07/18/2013 6:38:36 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: RoosterRedux

Harley makes a 30mph lawnmower that makes a lot of noise but doesn’t cut the grass very well or go around corners.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: RoosterRedux

All any man can say: “Need one please.Hurry dude, the grass is growing out there.”


43 posted on 07/18/2013 6:43:36 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: supremedoctrine

I had a Yamaha RD350B 2-cyl 2-stroke.

Could beat anything.


44 posted on 07/18/2013 6:47:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Also had a Kawasaki H1-F 500cc 3-cyl, 2-STROKE !

HOLY BURNED RUBBER BATMAN THAT WAS A MISSILE!

Did a wheelie once by accident. Scared the crap out of me.


45 posted on 07/18/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: South40

you must be close to hemet i have a 07 stratoliner


46 posted on 07/18/2013 6:52:37 PM PDT by mt tom
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To: bicyclerepair
Also had a Kawasaki H1-F 500cc 3-cyl, 2-STROKE !

Scariest one I ever had was a Yamaha 350, back in the late 1960's. -0- to 80 mph in about 3 seconds with one gear change. 10,000 RPM red line.

I'm lucky I'm still here.

47 posted on 07/18/2013 7:01:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: bicyclerepair
Sorry, didn't see your post.

Those things were a lot of fun, especially at 16 years of age.

48 posted on 07/18/2013 7:04:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mt tom
Not near Hemet. The fire was in San Diego County between Julian and Pine Valley. I was out there yesterday and could see the smoke from the fire near Idyllwild. There was another to the south of me in Campo. It's been a busy season thus far.

Stratoliner is a good bike.

49 posted on 07/18/2013 7:06:44 PM PDT by South40
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To: tacticalogic

On the slow end of the scale there was this gent who took a Cub 100 and made a dozer!!!

http://www.ihcubcadet.com/BobsPage/crawler100.htm

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


50 posted on 07/18/2013 7:19:50 PM PDT by alfa6
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