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Honda HRS216VKA 21 inch 160cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Model: HRS216VKA - Mower  |  Item Number: 663000
UPC: 786102006071
 - 5.00 Stars - Based on 6 Review(s)
Reg. Price: $499.00 $479.00
CARB Compliant Power Equipment


Features for the Honda HRS216VKA - Mower

If your goal is to find a light-weight self-propelled mower that you can handle on the slight inclines and hills, then the HRS216VKA is the machine for you. Use the Smart Drive control paddles to adjust the speed to your preferred mowing pace, up to 4 mph. Plus, with mulching or side discharge capabilities, you can choose your mowing preference by installing or removing the discharge chute. Ball bearing rear wheels provide a smooth path on bumpy terrains, while the ergoactive handle puts your arms and hands at ease. Finally, put your mind at ease too, knowing this mower is covered by a 3 year residential warranty.

  • Honda GCV160 Residential Engine:  Honda's popular residential GCV engines are EPA and CARB compliant with low emission levels, and high fuel efficiency.
  • Smart Drive Self-Propelled: Adjust the speed by rotating the control paddles on the handle. Reach speeds up to 4 mph to match your stride.
  • Auto Choke System: Eliminates the need to prime the engine in order to provide a quick & easy start.
  • 2-in-1 Cutting Methods: Choose between mulching or side discharge capabilities to best suit your mowing preference.
  • 21" Heavy-Duty Steel Mowing Deck: The 16 gauge steel mower deck is top quality for a residential mower.
  • Ball Bearing Rear Wheels: Ball bearings optimize maneuverability across the bumps in your lawn so your mower stays true to its path.
  • Manual Fuel Shut-Off Valve: Fuel valve can be shut off for storage, transport, or maintenance purposes.
  • Ergoactive Handle: Provides comfort, convenience, and safety for the operator.
  • 3 Year Residential Warranty: Relax and rest assured your mower is backed by a 3 year warranty for residential use.

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Technical Specs for the Honda HRS216VKA - Mower*

Engine Brand Honda GCV160
Starting System Recoil
Displacement(cc) 160cc
Throttle Fixed, Automatic Choke System
Engine 4-Cycle

Cutting Deck
Cutting Deck Material Steel

Drive System
Drive Type Self-Propelled Variable Speed

Cutting Deck
Cutting Width 21 inches
Cutting Methods Side Discharge / Mulch
Deck Thickness 16 gauge
Cutting Height (min-max) 1-1/8" - 4"
Cutting Height Steps 6
Blade Engagement Flywheel Brake
Blades 1

Weight (lbs.) 69 lbs.

Handle 7/8" steel tube

Residential Warranty 3 Years
Commercial Warranty 90 days

Drive System
Wheel Height (front/rear) 8" plastic front and rear wheels
Speed 2.5 mph

* These Technical Specs are provided by the manufacturer at the beginning of the model year. Please be aware that the manufacturer may decide to change these specs at any given time without notice.

Reviews for the HRS216VKA - Mower

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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/19/2019
Excellent light weight mower !

The "Auto Choke" feature is impressive - one pull start every time.

I see why the "Smart Drive" traction control system is not liked by some people. It requires continuous reflexive reaction hand control for a travel speed less than 4 mph. I, personally, prefer this design over other self-propelled products (5) that I have used.

Dealing with Jacks was a flawless experience !
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/21/2019
ran 5 or 6 tanks of gas through the mower so far, works great, starts first pull, the variable speed is great. would highly recommend this mower
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/30/2018
I really like Honda self-propelled lawnmowers. If you take care of it as shown in the owner's manual it will last many years. Parts are available online if you want to maintain it yourself. My first Honda was a 1998 HRR 216 that is still in use by a family member. I never used the rear bag much on the HRR216 and I liked the side discharge option and lighter weight of the HRS216. The HRS 216 does not come with mulch blades which do make a difference in mulching capability. The part number is <span style="line-height: 1.3 !important; font-size: 21px !important; box-sizing: border-box; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;">72511-VG3-000.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/22/2018
This mower replaced another bag less Honda that I owned for 20 years which one of my neighbors is now using. The Smartdrive feature is excellent and really moves the mower. Love the new bagless Honda more than the one it replaced. No more manual choke, it starts on the first pull. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/19/2018
Great mower with plenty of power and  like other have said it starts on first pull.
Does require excessive effort to pull mower backwards, not sure why. 
Everyone at Jacks we’re great and made this a simple purchase process. Shipping was fast, free and on time.
I plan to buy my next mower from about 10 years.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/7/2015
Great mower straight forward and simple design works very well

Q & A for the Honda HRS216VKA - Mower

Ask us about the Honda HRS216VKA 21 inch 160cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower. Please no repair questions. Your Q&A may be posted to to help other shoppers, like you, with their purchasing decisions. Thank you.

Asked on 9/4/2016 4:51:46 PM by Charlie
What is covered by the 3 year warranty ??

Charlie, according to Honda,they will repair/replace "any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period." You can read the full warranty statement here in the Owner's Manual on page 21.
Asked on 7/8/2016 8:47:22 AM by Gary
Front wheel drive or rear wheel drive?

Gary, the Honda HRS216SKA is a rear-wheel drive mower.
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Honda Lawn Mower Cover
Lawn Mower Cover Part Number: 08P59VE2000AH

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Honda 21 inch Blade
Rotary Blade Part Number: 72511VG3000

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