Although Honda is best known for making cars and motorcycles, they also make lawnmowers. Honda lawnmowers are high-end products designed for ease of use, functionality and durability. In many ways, Honda's lawnmowers bring to mind Honda's origins as a bicycle and motorscooter manufacturer specializing in small engines. The Honda HRX217K2VKA lawn mower is one of the best designed small mowers available.
Cutting Height and Width
The HRX217K2VKA has a 21-inch cutting width. The cutting height is adjustable to between 3/4 inches and 4 inches, in seven preset height increments.
The HRX217K2VKA is a heavy mower; although, because it is self-propelled, this weight doesn't affect its functionality as a lawn mower. It weighs 89 pounds dry and 92 pounds with gas and oil.
Transmission, Drive and Speed
As a self propelled mower, the HRX217K2VKA features a variable speed transmission. To adjust the speed of the mower, you simply rest your hands with more or less force on the handlebars. The transmission can vary the speed of the mower from 0 to 3.6 miles per hour.
Blades, Mulching & Bagging
Although the HRX217K2VKA comes standard with a bag, its twin blade microcut system also works very well for mulching. It also works well as a standard discharge mower and can mulch and bag leaves in the fall.
Engine, Starting & Choke
The engine on the HRX217K2VKA is a GV190. The GV190 is an air cooled, four-stroke one cylinder overhead cam 190cc engine. The engine produces 5.1 horsepower and uses a cord recoil starting system. The engine features an automatic choke system, making engine starting much easier.