Why choose a Honda?
Exclusive Honda Technology, you won't find these features in anything but a Honda:
Smooth acceleration and power.
Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®) system gives you a broader, flatter, torque curve and smooth power delivery throughout the engine's operating range. It means outstanding performance without sacrificing fuel economy.
Breathing easier improves performance.
Unique variable intake system maximizes combustion efficiency for increased torque. The plenum chamber with twin butterfly valves varies the volume and velocity of airflow, which means a simple, compact design that enhances both low-speed drivability and high-speed performance.
ECOMOTM LEAN-BURN TECHNOLOGY
Better air-fuel mix.
Lean-burn control automatically adjusts the air-fuel mix according to speed and load while maximizing power throughout the rpm range.
4-FRONT CORROSION PROTECTION
Fights the elements.
Your Honda will continue to look and perform like new with our protection system that includes a patented double-sealed, multi-layered paint process, sacrificial anodes, stainless steel components and waterproof connectors.
3-WAY COOLING SYSTEM
Three separate cooling systems keep the cylinder heads running cooler for long-term durability.
INVERTED SEALED STARTER
Protection for longer useful life.
The starter motor is inverted in a sealed chamber that protects the starter Bendix™ drive from the elements. The result is solid dependability.
PGM-FI MULTI-PORT PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION
You get the precise amount of air and fuel to each cylinder under virtually all operating conditions, resulting in quick starts, instant throttle response, and powerful performance.
AUTOSTART ENRICHMENT (available on electric start BF9.9, BF15 and BF20)
Just like a fuel-injection system, autostart enrichment automatically adjusts the air-fuel mixture for quick, easy starting and warm-up.
Because of their cleaner, cooler-running four-stroke design, Honda outboards can require less maintenance and servicing than two-stroke engines. They're engineered to make the few things you need to do easy. You fill the oil the same way you'd fill a car. Checking your oil is also the same, using a calibrated oil stick. And the filter is easy to replace. Changing the oil and applying a little grease at key points will take care of your annual maintenance.
Less Maintenance than Two-Strokes
Convenient Oil Servicing
Lubrication Only Annual Maintenance
The Honda Four-Stroke Advantage
Since 1964, Honda has manufactured only four-stroke outboard
motors, which are approximately 90 percent cleaner, 50 percent more
fuel-efficient and 50 percent quieter than typical two-stroke outboard motors.
More important, four-stroke motors do not release oil directly into the water.
For over 40 years, Honda has been tireless in applying advanced thinking to their marine engines and challenging the rest of the industry to keep up.
They were the first to offer a full line of nothing but four-stroke designs. The first to offer a non-declining, 3-year limited warranty. The first outboards to meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission standards. The first to introduce a 225-hp four-stroke.
Today, Honda four-stroke outboards are recognized as among the most technologically advanced and environmentally sound in the world.