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Honda BF60 EFI providing the perfect blend of powerful acceleration and best-in-class fuel efficiency for numerous boating applications
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The impressive BF60 offers a host of Honda-exclusive technologies and consumer benefits. The BF60 EFI continues to redefine four-stroke performance thanks to a full complement of performance and efficiency-oriented technologies.

Performance – The engine’s high-performance gear case and 2.07:1 gear ratio, coupled with Honda’s revolutionary Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) system, create a strong holeshot and competitive top-end speed. Additionally, trolling speeds adjustable to 750 RPM make the BF60 ideal for fishing. The BF60 is also available in a special Power Thrust configuration, which offers a unique Power Thrust gear case with a 2.33:1 gear ratio for increased thrust under heavier loads – perfect for pontoon applications. Power Thrust also optimizes the BF60’s 50-degree steering angle by providing additional thrust in close quarters for an astonishingly tight turning radius.

Economy – 
Delivering fuel to the BF60’s inline 3-cylinder, 998 cc engine is a Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system. Mated to a dynamic engine control module (ECM), EFI delivers easy starting and top fuel economy in a lightweight package.

Efficiency – 
Honda’s exclusive Lean Burn Control system automatically adjusts the air/fuel mix according to speed and load, delivering best-in-class fuel efficiency in “cruise mode” from 3,000 to 4,500 rpm. The engine also realizes exceptional fuel efficiency at low rpm, and operates as low as 750 rpm for slow trolling.

Durability
 – The engine’s best-in-class 22-amp alternator (17 amps charging), ignition, and other critical components are mounted near the top of the powerhead to ensure that all are kept cool and dry.
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In addition to Honda’s exclusive, double-sealed and multi-layered Four-Front Corrosion Protection (paint) System, the BF60 EFI offers several other features designed to prevent damage caused by the harsh marine environment. A unique one-touch anode check system and improved waterproofing inside the engine cover and gear case also ensures the motor’s long-term durability. Forward-mounted water pickups enhance the engine’s cooling characteristics, while large sacrificial anodes have been added to the gear case to further deter corrosion. Finally, a freshwater flush port serves to remove salt water and debris from the engine after use, greatly improving the engine’s long-term durability.

Ease of Maintenance – 
In addition to exceptional fuel efficiency and performance characteristics, the BF60 EFI also incorporates a number of features designed to facilitate maintenance. An automotive-type oil filter and colour-coded oil fill and dipstick simplify fluid level checks and changes. Additionally, the BF60 is compatible with Honda’s HDS portable diagnostic system to facilitate on-water service.
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BF60 EFI at a Glance

Best-In-Class Features

  • Best-in-class holeshot and top-end performance
  • Best-in-class fuel economy
  • High-performance gear case with low 2.07:1 gear ratio
  • Superior battery charging capacity
  • True 3-year, factory-backed, non-declining limited warranty

Honda-Exclusive Technologies

  • One-touch adjustable trolling speed (750 – 1,000 RPM)
  • Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) system
  • Lean Burn Control with oxygen (O2) sensor
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • High-performance gear case design
  • 22-amp alternator with 17-amp charging capacity (Standard)
  • 27-amp alternator with 22-amp charging capacity (Power Thrust)
  • Best-in-class battery charging capacity
  • Tilt Limit Mechanism
  • 50-degree right-and-left steering angle (Power Thrust models)
  • Power Thrust model with 2.33:1 gear ratio
  • Patented 4-Front Corrosion Protection System

Ease Of Use

  • Multi-Port Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Multiple cowl latch points for watertight seal and superior protection
  • Colour-coded oil fill and dipstick
  • Trolls to 750 rpm
  • New adjustable-angle tiller handle
  • Complies with NMEA 2000 standards
  • Freshwater flush port
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Reversible throttle control (tiller models)
  • Stainless steel components
  • Engine alert system
  • 3-step angle adjustable tiller handle (7°, 13°, 21°)
  • Top-mounted oil fill
  • Automotive-type oil filter
  • Engine command system

 

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Honda BF40 & BF50 offering superb performance, quiet operation and overall efficiency
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Honda Marine’s BF40 and BF50 horsepower outboard engines incorporate Electronic Fuel Injection as well as a host of Honda-exclusive technologies and consumer benefits. The models give boaters the fuel efficiency and quiet operation of Honda’s legendary four-stroke outboard engine technology combined with lightweight (only 97kgs – lightest in their class) and powerful acceleration.

Ideal for pontoons, aluminum boats, small centre consoles, skiffs, and RIBS, Honda’s BF40 and BF50 EFI redefine four-stroke performance with the patented BLAST system.

Holeshot and acceleration are dramatically improved by advancing ignition spark timing to within one degree of the knock limit during “hammer down” acceleration. The Engine Control Module (ECM) then steps in to increase injector timing, creating a more potent air/fuel mixture. The resulting boost in available torque at low rpm contributes to a strong holeshot to get the boat up on the plane quickly. The ignition spark timing is appropriately adjusted under slower throttle advancement, ensuring a leaner air/fuel mix and class-leading fuel efficiency. Further contributing to the pair’s exceptional performance is a lightweight Mikuni® Intake System, whose long intake tracks pair with BLAST technology for strong holeshots.
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Performance while fishing, of course, is not limited to top-end speed; slow trolling is also essential with both engines having the ability to troll at 800 rpm.

The BF40 and BF50 EFI also feature Honda’s high-performance gear case. A longer anti-ventilation plate helps trap water flowing to the propeller to minimize porpoising, while a streamlined front and enlarged bullet reduce drag for enhanced acceleration and fuel efficiency. A front splash plate reduces spray from the hull bottom, helping to maintain a dry deck above.

A Closer Look Under the Cowling
 – The in-line 3-cylinder BF40 and BF50 EFI feature a Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) design that delivers an optimal air/fuel mixture for maximum torque and combustion efficiency. In addition, a Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI) accurately controls ignition timing and fuel flow during start-up to provide instant throttle response regardless of weather conditions. The system also helps improve overall fuel efficiency by maintaining an optimal air/fuel mixture across the rpm range.

Further contributing to the engines’ outstanding fuel efficiency is Honda’s exclusive Lean Burn Control, which pairs the ECU with an oxygen (O2) sensor to adjust the air/fuel mixture according to speed and load, maximizing efficiency in “cruise mode.”

The engines’ best-in-class 22-amp alternator (17 amps of battery charging), ignition, and other critical electrical components are mounted near the top of the powerhead to ensure that all are kept cool and dry. By extension, a camshaft-driven, automotive-style oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components. The BF40 and BF50 EFI also meet NMEA 2000 standards, providing users full compatibility with a host of electronic devices.
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The BF40 and BF50 EFI boast an Engine Alert System that uses visual, audio, and rpm reduction circuits to alert the operator of conditions that contribute to engine damage, such as overheating, low oil pressure, and over-revving. Tiller models feature a new 4-lamp warning system built into the tiller handle, while remote control models deliver alerts via messages through Honda’s multi-function digital gauges or a special indicator built into the unit’s control box.

Both engines feature Honda’s exclusive double-sealed and multi-layered Four-Front Corrosion Protection (paint) System, as well as several other features designed to minimize damage caused by the harsh marine environment. A unique one-touch anode check system and improved waterproofing inside the engine cover and gear case also ensure the motors’ long-term durability.

In addition to improved fuel efficiency and performance characteristics, the BF40 and BF50 EFI also incorporate a number of features designed to facilitate maintenance. An automotive-type oil filter and color-coded oil fill and dipstick simplify fluid level checks and changes. Additionally, both are compatible with Honda’s HDS portable diagnostic system to facilitate on-water service.

The BF50 EFI is available in 521 and 622mm shaft models, while the BF40 EFI is offered in a 521mm shaft length. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use offer an industry-best True 3-year, non-declining limited factory warranty that is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

Honda Marine pioneered four-stroke engine technology, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and low emissions. Honda’s outboards share the same unparalleled durability, quality, and reliability of its legendary automobiles.

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If you’re getting started on the water then Honda Marine’s BF2 and BF5 outboards are the entry-level engines of choice
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The smallest engines in the Honda Marine 4-stroke only lineup, the BF2 and BF5 portable outboards deliver easy starting and quiet operation paired with outstanding fuel efficiency, and as a result have established themselves as the engines of choice for anyone wanting to power a small Honwave inflatable, a canoe, a tender or any small boat.

BF2: A Mini Powerhouse
Small and easy to handle, Honda’s BF2 is the lightest four-stroke outboard motor available at just 12 kgs, this low-maintenance, lightweight model is the perfect portable outboard. A fold-down tiller handle allows for easy transportation and storage, while an integral fuel tank facilitates removal and portability as one unit. The motor’s fuel vent may also be closed for transport or extended storage periods.

Like the BF5, the design of the BF2 incorporates a number of innovative features, including Shallow Water Drive, 4-Front Corrosion Protection, Twist-Grip Throttle, and a front-mount carrying handle. A Centrifugal Clutch maintains a smooth idle, automatically engaging the propeller above idle speed when the throttle is advanced. Similar to the neutral position in an automobile, the feature provides outstanding trolling capabilities. Further contributing to the BF2’s ease of use is a 360-degree swivel bracket which provides superior manoeuvrability in tight areas and results in additional reverse thrust. And since it is air-cooled, the BF2 eliminates the need for a water pump and ensures that the cooling system will not become plugged with debris.

BF5: Impressive Portable Power
Weighing just 27kgs, Honda Marine’s BF5 is lightweight, compact, and outfitted with a front-mount carrying handle for easy transport. Its 127cc, (7.8 cubic inch) engine features a water-cooled, single cylinder design for excellent low- to mid-range power, while a Digital CD Ignition delivers high-energy output for quick and easy starts. The motor’s Twist-Grip Throttle allows for precise throttle control, and a unique throttle tensioner further minimizes driver fatigue.
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The BF5 incorporates full Forward-Neutral-Reverse (F-N-R) Shifting with in-gear start protection, as well as Honda’s patented 4-Front Corrosion Protection System. This double-sealed, multi-layered paint process serves to extend the life of all Honda outboard models.

A number of other features complete the BF5’s design. A Low Oil Warning System and rev limiter protect the engine from severe damage if the oil reaches a low level, while an innovative Shallow-Water Drive feature allows the engine to be tilted in low water. A full-swivel bracket design enhances the engine’s overall durability by reducing vibration to the tiller handle, and a fold-down tiller handle facilitates easy storage below deck.

Honda Marine’s BF5 and BF2 are available in both Short (15-inch) and Long (20-inch) shaft models. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use offer an industry-best True 3-year, non-declining limited factory warranty that is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

Honda Marine pioneered four-stroke engine technology, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and low emissions. Honda’s outboards share the same unparalleled durability, quality, and reliability of its legendary automobiles, now offering a full line-up of models ranging from 2 to 250 horsepower.

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Honda’s BF115, BF135 and BF150 outboard engines feature a range of Honda-exclusive technologies that place them in a league of their own
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Achieving unparalleled levels of performance, these engines deliver world-renowned quality and reliability through advanced engineering and set the standard in innovation featuring advanced inline four-cylinder technology, drawn from Honda’s decades of automotive experience.

For more information click on the links below:
Honda BF115HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biaplpnj-b0
Honda BF135HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzp9WW0zDrI
Honda BF150HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCVOX_cCVs

Cutting-edge Advantages
Honda’s BF115, BF135 and BF150 deliver seamless performance and optimum 
power for a smooth and enjoyable boating experience. Using proven technology found in Honda’s automotive engines, the BF115, BF135 and BF150 have been manufactured with the world’s most innovative, efficient and reliable technology. Designed for use 
in all environments, these engines feature a unique set of Honda-exclusive technologies to provide increased power across the entire rpm range. Low fuel consumption, exceptional reliability and reduced periodical maintenance requirements all combine to minimise the overall cost of ownership.

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Honda BF115’s in action

Maximum Power
The BF150 features Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) developed for Honda’s high-performance sports cars. Introduced in the early 1990s, VTEC™ is the benchmark technology used on every Honda motor vehicle sold today. The system ensures smooth, stable idling, while increased valve lift at high rpm broadens the torque curve and provides incredible top-end power.
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & SPECIAL FEATURES

Racing Technology – VTEC
VTEC™ delivers more 
power, torque and efficiency at every speed. At 4500rpm, a special high-lift cam engages to provide more air into the combustion chamber to produce more power. VTEC™ and Dual Stage Induction work to produce a longer, flatter torque profile: the ultimate in fine-tuned performance. (VTEC™: BF150 only)

Boosted Low Speed
 Torque (BLAST™)
Hole shot and acceleration
is significantly improved by MBT trace control (ignition timing). MBT – Minimum advance for Best Torque.

Advanced ignition timing develops more horsepower at low rpm to get the hull up on the plane quicker giving super-strong acceleration with rapid advancement of the throttle.

This patented technology pioneers a new age in 4-stroke outboard engines and will be the benchmark for future Honda engine designs.

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Honda BF135

Lean Burn Control
Inclusion of lean burn
 control offers significantly improved fuel consumption in cruising mode versus comparable 4-strokes and reduced running costs for boat users.

New models are even more fuel-efficient than previous models.

Garmin GMI10 and GPS MAP devices all include Honda’s unique Eco light. This is to indicate Lean Burn mode in operation.

NMEA2000 Compliant
NMEA2000 compliancy allows 
the engine to communicate with 
onboard marine electronics to deliver a wide range of information to head-unit displays. When networked with a Garmin or Lowrance NMEA2000 device, for example, engine data such as speed, rpm, temperature, fuel usage and other data can be displayed on the unit’s screen.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • The inclusion of a Trolling Control feature allows adjustments in 50rpm increments between 650-900rpm. Trolling Control is an optional feature, contact your Honda Dealer for further details…
  • Three-Way Cooling. Three separate cooling circuits for more power with long-term durability.
  • 4-Front Corrosion Protection. A patented, ‘double-sealed’ multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.
  • ‘On Demand’ 40amp, belt-driven alternator reduces heat build-up and provides superior battery charging capability – 30amp at 1000rpm and 40amp at 2000rpm.

 

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Honda Marine’s recently launched all-new BF80 and BF100 outboard engines proving popular based on their performance, advanced technology and environmental benefits

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Honda BF80hp outboard engine

The recently launched all-new BF80 and BF100 engines provide new levels of performance in their sectors through their world-renowned technologies. With their lightweight and compact design these new engines provide optimum levels of performance whilst ensuring best fuel economy. The sleek streamline design fits and compliments any customer choice of boat, maximising their boating experience.

The new models make the very most of the many unique advanced Honda engine technologies for which the brand and its range is famed:

BLAST™ (Boosted Low Speed Torque)

Honda’s exclusive revolutionary BLAST™ technology adjusts air/fuel ratio and ignition-timing to boost engine horsepower and torque to provide rapid acceleration. The result is strong hole-shot performance to get the hull up on the plane more quickly. This patented technology in four-stroke engines is the benchmark for Honda outboards.
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ECOmo™ (Economy Controlled Motor)

Honda’s proprietary Lean Burn Control technology uses sensors to monitor air/fuel ratio in cruising mode, adjusting it to achieve optimum fuel economy. Combined with Honda’s unique PGM-Fi™ (Programmed Fuel Injection) technology, the result is high fuel efficiency and low emissions.

VTEC™ (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)

The new BF100 incorporates Honda’s exclusive VTEC™ system, providing optimum performance through the operating range, delivering smooth controlled power when you need it.
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Enhanced features to compliment the customer:

The new BF80 and BF100 offer a range of enhanced features to ensure optimum ease of use:

Trolling Control:

Firstly they offer Hondas trolling control, allowing precise slow speed with automatic adjustments in 50rpm increments, ideal for fishing and slow speed manoeuvres.
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NMEA 2000 ® connectivity:

Both outboards are also fully compliant with NMEA 2000® allowing simplified connectivity to other NMEA 2000® devices.

The new models also allow the customer to purchase as an option, the new Honda digital NMEA 2000® compliant multi-function gauges. These are designed to provide simplified and standardised connectivity on board and to give vital engine information to the operator. The Honda gauges display information on key functions including engine rpm, trim angle, maintenance reminders, engine temperature, battery charge levels, oil pressure and engine management. These new gauges also feature Honda’s unique ‘Eco Light’ which informs the boat operator when the engine is in ECOmo / lean burn mode, and therefore at its most fuel efficient.

With the incorporation of NMEA 2000® connectivity the customer is able to install an increasingly wide variety of sophisticated electronic equipment, such as GPS systems, chart plotters and fish finders.

The Honda Marine line up from BF40 to the BF250 is now fully NMEA 2000® compliant.

Contact your local Honda Marine dealer for more information on these exciting new engines.