Honda Marine Debuts Three New Outboard Motors
Honda Marine announced today the debut of three new and redesigned portable engine models, the BF4, BF5, and BF6 4-stroke outboards.
The three 127cc 4-stroke, single cylinder engines provide boaters with a choice between four horsepower (BF4), five horsepower (BF5), and six horsepower (BF6) outboard motors. All three are also available with either a short (15 inch/38 cm) or long (20 inch/51 cm) shaft, depending on boater preference.
The compact and lightweight BF4 carries a US manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,875, while the BF5 carries a cost of $2,025, and the BF6 has a $2,150 MSRP.
“The new Honda BF4, BF5 and BF6 engines are easy to start, easy to stop and easy to carry. The new four-stroke Honda Marine engines are best-in-class performers. They are the right size for the right purpose,” Mark DiPietro, Senior Manager of Honda Marine, said in a statement. “The new Honda BF4, BF5 and BF6 marine engines feature a new internal fuel tank and new motor mounts to run quietly and smoothly, while delivering the longest continuous running time.”
Honda is touting the engines for their portability, performance, reliability, and features.
At roughly 60 pounds in weight and equipped with a new carrying handle, the BF4, BF5, and BF6 are easy to move and store away. And all three models share the same reliable one-cylinder, 127 cubic centimeter engine, with a large, 1.5-liter internal fuel tank that yields the longest continuous running time in their class—over 40 minutes at wide open throttle.
The host of new technologies and features on the outboard motors include a new decompression mechanism that makes all three easier to pull start, a segment-first one-push stop switch, redesigned rubber motor mounts with reduced vibration, and an optional charging system to power electronic devices on board.
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