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Honda HRX217VYA 21 inch 200cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Blade Brake Clutch

Model: HRX217VYA  |  Item Number: 664120
UPC: 786102006675
 - 5.00 Stars - Based on 7 Review(s)
Reg. Price: $999.00 $899.00
CARB Compliant Power Equipment


Features for the Honda HRX217VYA

Do you need a mower that you can completely adjust to your needs? Let this Honda HRX217VYA 21 inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower conform to you! Rotate the speed adjust dial to find your comfortable speed, then engage the smart drive to match your walking speed. Roto-stop allows you to step away from the mower without having to stop the engine to pick up obstacles, empty the bag, or simply take a break.


Choose to mulch, bag, discharge or shred leaves with Honda's unique 4-in-1 VersaMow system. Adjust the right settings for your conditions with the Clip Director to adjust how much grass is being bagged or mulched. Twin blades work together with the VersaMow system to cut clippings into fine particles for more room when bagging, or zero clumping in mulch for a perfect cut, and less time emptying the bag. Plus a 21 inch NeXite Deck resists rust, dents and corrosion for maximum durability.


  • Honda GCV200 Engine: Powerful, easy starting, and fuel efficient to make mowing even more enjoyable.
  • Honda Auto Choke System: Start the mower and go, no choke required.
  • Cutting Height: Choose between 7 different positions ranging from 3/4 inch to 4 inches to get a perfectly manicured cut every time.
  • Select Drive: Choose your speed! Rotate the speed adjust dial, found on the Select Drive Control, to match a comfortable speed for you ranging from 0-4 mph, then engage the Smart Drive control to match your mowing speed.
  • Roto-Stop: Stop the blades by releasing the blade engagement lever without stopping and restarting the engine to step away from the mower to move obstacles, to empty the bag, or to simply take a break.
  • 4-in-1 Versamow System w/ Clip Director: Mulch, bag, discharge, or shred leaves with Honda’s revolutionary Versamow System. Control how much grass is sent to the collector or is recirculated for mulching with the Clip Director. No extra tools or attachments needed.
  • MicroCut Twin Blades: Twin blades allow grass to be cut twice resulting into smaller clippings for better decomposition for mulched grass, and better bagging since the clippings take up less room.
  • NeXite 21 inch Deck: NeXrite is a strong, lightweight material that resists rust, dents, and corrosion, and is also found in car bumpers, and football helmets. The unique design of the deck improves vacuum lift and volume to keep grass circulating to produce smaller clippings.
  • Rear Discharge: Clippings come out at the bottom rear of the mower to improve maneuverability and eliminate the need for a separate discharge chute.
  • Quick Release Adjustable Handle: Choose one of the 3 handle positions for comfortable mowing, or fold the handle over for storage.
  • 9 inch Wheels: Smoother drive and better maneuverability is provided with the large 9 inch wheels.
  • 2.5 Bushel Bag: Empty the bag less with finer clippings and hold up to 2.5 bushels for maximum productivity.
  • Warranty: Full coverage warranty available for 5 years.

This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Technical Specs for the Honda HRX217VYA*

Cutting Deck
Cutting Height Steps 7

Starting System Recoil
Fuel Capacity 0.24 gallons
Engine 4-cycle

Drive System
Drive Type Self-Propelled
Tire Size 9 inches
Speed Forward (min, max) 0-4 mph

Cutting Deck
Cutting Deck Material NeXite
Cutting Width 21 inches
Cutting Height Steps 3
Cutting Height (min-max) 3/4 - 4 inches
Cutting Methods Mulch/Bag/Leaf Shred/Discharge
Blades Twin Blades

Weight (lbs.) 96 lbs.

Residential Warranty 5 years
Commercial Warranty 90 days

Drive System
Drive Method Rear Wheel Drive

Displacement(cc) 200cc
Engine Brand Honda GCV200

* 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 HRX217VYA

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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/6/2020
Great mower and great purchasing experience. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/12/2020
I am so pleased I decided to spend the extra money for the Honda over the Toro. Very useful and flexible options like ability to mulch or bag and many levels in between. Variable speed selection is great for different terrain.The cut is clean and consistent. My lawn has never looked better.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 3/27/2018
Mower arrived in perfect condition, excellent packing and crating. Best price I found in the internet. Very happy with the mower very little assembly, put provided oil in added gas, started on the fourth pull now starts on first pull every use.AAA+++
Bought a snowblower from Jacks before winter more than did the job. I highly recommend Jacks!
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 3/11/2017

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/9/2016
very nice mower. easy to use and does a very neat job of mowing. I would recommend it to everyone.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/15/2015
They did everything politely and on time. BB
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 3/31/2015
Hands down the best in its class.  Worth every bit of basically double the price of cheaper mowers.

The Roto-Stop system is worth well more than $100 extra - far more useful than a battery start every time you need to pause to move something or empty the bag.  GET IT and skip the battery.  Starts easy first pull.
I prefer the Smart Drive system to the more expensive "cruise control" system - it's basically cruise control but you can partially engage it and it is not dependent on a non-serviceable hydrostatic transmission. 
Bags well - and with the Roto-Stop when it gets partially full I can disengage the blade and feel comfortable tapping the bag with my foot to move the grass to the back of the bag to fit even more.
I thought the partial mulch system was gimmicky, but it's made well, easy to use, and surprisingly handy.  I'm glad to have it.
Duel blades - as advertised - there's nothing on the market like them.  Small clippings, even cut, and right to the very edge of the deck.  There are edges I used to have to weedwack that this thing cuts clean - another benefit of the rear discharge.
Some reviews note you have to adjust the wheels individually. So what?  It's really easy, and one of the few mowers that has an inch measurement labeled for the approximate height.
Engine - best in class, with a nice no choke system and fuel valve. 
My one complaint is the tread on the wheels is somewhat slick.  I feel the drive wheels will spin out on the grass from time to time possibly leaving a mark.  But quite possibly that is intentional - because if the tread were aggressive with the drive power the other option could be tearing up the grass.  This is nothing to lower its marks for - the drive system is more effective than any mower I've ever had.  It works great despite what the tread looks like.
6 year warranty!  Absurd really. 

To boot - the free shipping from Jack's had it at my door in 2 days. 

Q & A for the Honda HRX217VYA

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Asked on 4/3/2017 2:23:27 PM by Penny
Does this mower have an electric start?

Penny, this mower is not electric start.
Asked on 2/27/2017 2:05:36 PM by Gajan
Does the price include the grass bag and frame. Would I need to buy anything additional, apart from GAS and oil to start using the machine?

Gajan, the grass bag and frame are included.  Nothing else would need to be purchased (besides gas/oil) to use the machine. We also have accessories under the options section which you can purchase at a discounted price.
Asked on 2/23/2016 1:22:20 PM by Eric
Is it four wheel or two wheel drive. If two wheel is it front or rear

Eric, the Honda HRX217VYA (660410) is a rear-wheel drive mower, not all-wheel drive.
Asked on 11/20/2015 8:36:54 AM by webb
does HRX217 mix oil with gas

Webb, the Honda HRX217 lawn mower has a 4-cycle engine. This means the gasoline goes in a separate tank than the oil, the oil has its own designated reservoir. A 2-Cycle engine is the only engine that requires you to mix fuel and oil in the same reservoir.
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Honda Lawn Mower Cover
Lawn Mower Cover Part Number: 08P59VE2000AH

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Honda Upper Blade
ROTARY BLADE Part Number: 72531VH7000

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Honda Lower Blade
ROTARY BLADE Part Number: 72511VH7000

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