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Honda 2&4

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You've seen the concept images, now check out Honda's Project 2&4 in the wild. It's essentially an 893-pound, four-wheeled vehicle with a steering wheel and racing seat. Now why is it a motorcycle hybrid? This vehicle is powered by a Honda superbike 1L V4 four-stroke superbike engine that produces 212-horsepower @ 13,000RPM and 87 lb-ft of torque @ 10,500RPM, mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. "Honda says the Project 2&4 concept's body design and engine position are inspired by the Honda RA272 Formula 1 car from 1965. Despite the mid-mounted engine, the single occupant Project 2&4 features an offset 'floating driver's seat,' which combined with the open-cockpit design 'evokes the freedom of a bike' while 'placing the driver as close to the action as possible," according to Motor Trend. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy cyborg drummer.

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Huge MOTO

Huge MOTO's CBR Black is the ultimate bolt-on kit for Honda's CBR1000RR super-bike. No hacking, sawing, or welding required, just some basic tools, such as socket wrenches, wire cutters, screwdrivers, basic wiring skills, etc. The kit includes new levers with integrated LED turn signals, revamped subframe with a different tail section, and a dual-bulb vertically-stacked headlight - all mounting hardware and installation instructions are included. Continue reading for another vide oand more information.

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Honda Project 2&4

If Honda combined the S2000, a CBR motorcycle and one of their F1 cars into one, it'd probably look something like the Project 2&4. According to a press release, the aim is to offer the "freedom of a motorcycle" with "the maneuverability of a car." A "floating seat" places the driver extremely close to the action, and there are no side panels, side windows and windshield to keep things race-like. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Honda Mean Mower


We've featured the Honda Mean Mower before, but many haven't seen the Top Gear tests of this beast, and the clips above show just what this lawnmower can do around The Stig's track. It started out as a HF2620 Lawn Tractor, and was given a chromoly chassis, rugged ATV wheels, a custom suspension, and a 1000cc VTR Firestorm motorcycle engine rated at 109hp, paired with a 6-speed paddle-shifted transmission. It has a top speed of 130mph and can go from 0-60mph in less than 4-seconds. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what a homeowner did when a drone flew over his property.

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2016 Honda Civic Type R

Honda's all-new Civic Type R may not be a supercar competitor, but it's definitely no slouch. In addition to an aggressive body kit, complete with a large rear diffuser and oversized spoiler, it's powered by a 2.0L VTEC engine that generates 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60mph in a zippy 5.7-seconds from a stop. Continue reading for a Nurburgring time attack video, more pictures and additional information.

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Honda Micro Commuter

Honda's futuristic Micro Commuter Concept has one goal in mind: helping you get around town the same way as one would use a smartphone. After stepping into the car and inserting your smartphone, the car might suggest "How about going here?" and you can say, "OK, let's go" - similar to Siri and Ok, Google. That's not all, the front bumper and door panels are both interchangeable. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including a teen girl who masterfully shreds "Through the Fire and Flames".

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2016 Acura NSX Official Detroit

Unlike its predecessor, the 2016 Acura NSX is more than just a mid-engined supercar, as it uses a twin-turbo V6 engine, paired with 3 electric motors to achieve a blistering 550-plus-horsepower and mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Acura Vice President Erik Berkman says that it will be priced at around $150,000, and the company will begin taking orders this summer. Continue reading for the 35-minute unveiling event from NAIAS, more live pictures and additional information.

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Could extreme lawnmower racing be an official sport? Sure, if Honda and other auto manufacturers crank out vehicles like the "Mean Mower". This high-speed lawnmower officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records today after achieving a speed of 116.57mph (187.6kph). Powering this 'cutting edge' vehicle is a Honda-superbike-sourced 1,000cc engine, giving it a greater power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron and acceleration from 0-60mph in just four seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Not just any lawnmower, the Honda Mean Mower is basically a modified version of the company's HF260 Lawn Tractor, and it's capable of going from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 130mph. It develops 96 Nm (70 lb.ft) of torque, 109 hp and has a power-to-weight ratio of 532 bhp/tonne thanks to a weight of only 140 kg (308 lb). Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Here's a first look at a possible interior design for Acura's upcoming NSX. According to Acura's head of design Jon Ikeda, the interior "will be comfortable yet lightweight, and the heavily bolstered seats - which are constructed of a carbon-fiber shell and soft red leather seating surfaces - appear to meet that goal." Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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