Honda Marine Debuts BF4, BF5, and BF6 Engines

Portability, performance, and reliability are the hallmarks of Honda Marine’s new and redesigned portable engine models, the BF4, BF5, and BF6 4-stroke outboards.

Honda Marine debuts new engines with the BF4 and BF6 models, and redesigns the legendary BF5 models. Packed with the latest technology from Honda, the 127cc 4-stroke, single cylinder engines offer boaters the choice of four horsepower (BF4), five horsepower (BF5) or six horsepower (BF6). All three new engines are available with either a short (15 inch/38 cm) or long (20 inch/51 cm) shaft.

“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,” said Mark DiPietro, senior manager, Honda Marine. “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.”

The new Honda Marine BF4, BF5, and BF6 engines provide consumers four main features—portability, performance, reliability and comfort.

– Portability

A combination of lightweight (roughly 60 pounds) and new carrying handle design make the Honda BF4, BF5, and BF6 marine engines easy to transport and store. The tiller handle fully folds out of the way, making storage options even more convenient.

– Performance

The engines integrate a 1.5-liter, large capacity internal fuel tank, which delivers the longest continuous running time in their class—more than 40 minutes at wide-open throttle. In addition, the Honda BF5 and BF6 4-stroke engines can be connected to an external fuel tank for longer journeys. Consumers have the choice of an additional three different propeller options for the style that best fits their boating.

– Reliability

Honda Marine’s new BF4, BF5, and BF6 models share the same, proven one-cylinder, 127 cubic centimeter engine block and benefit from Honda’s 4-stroke engine technology. In the case of an oil pressure drop, a new, low-oil alert system will automatically limit the engine speed to 2,300 rpm to protect the engine.

– Comfort

The new Honda BF4, BF5, and BF6 portable engines feature a host of new technologies and features that consumers will appreciate.

  • A new decompression mechanism helps make all three new Honda Marine engines easy to pull start, regardless of the engine temperature.
  • One-push stop switch serves to shut down the engine with no chance of the engine re-starting.
  • The Honda Marine BF4, BF5 and BF6 portable engines feature redesigned rubber motor mounts that reduce vibration in all rpm ranges and reduce engine noise.
  • The BF4, BF5, and BF6 are available with an optional charging system with a capacity of 6 Amps at 12 Volts to power consumer demands for electronic devices.

With a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,875, the BF4 is a compact, lightweight engine with excellent low- to mid-range power. The new Honda BF5 delivers new features and technology at a starting price of $2,025. The starting U.S. MSRP of the new Honda Marine BF6 is $2,150.

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