AFTER the upgrade of the world-famous BF2.3, Honda Marine continues to strengthen its line-up of portable engines with the exciting launch of three new portable outboards; the BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp).
These little beauties are packed with the very latest in Honda’s technologies. The BF4-6 range has been developed specifically to fill a boating niche and the best thing about this range is the motors are incredibly portable, easy to start, more comfortable to operate and will now go for longer. These portable outboards are now lighter than ever (starting from a low 27kg) and their lightweight nature and new carrying handle design enables the user to easily transport and store the engines.
The tiller handle can be fully folded to make the units even more compact, making storage more convenient. All three engines are equipped with Honda’s decompression mechanism, which makes starting the engines a breeze at whatever temperature the engine may be. Sick of getting a numb or tingly arm while out on the water from the harsh vibrations resonating from your engine?
Not with these bad boys; Honda has specially developed new rubber engine mounts that are integrated into the outboard to absorb practically all vibrations across the rpm range, delivering superior comfort to the operator and meaning you can travel longer and further in complete comfort. All three engines are equipped with a one-touch engine stop switch for convenience, making them safer in emergency situations and also much easier to turn off the engine when you reach your destination.
Each engine has an integrated large-capacity fuel tank built in. Hidden away under the cowl, this additional 1.5 litres of fuel gives the operator longer continuous running time. In fact, the longest running time available in this class, with up to 43 minutes at wide-open throttle.
The three portable outboards share the same one-cylinder, 127cc engine block and benefit from Honda’s industry-leading expertise in four-stroke technologies. To protect the outboards, the BF4, BF5 and BF6 also feature an oil alert system, which will automatically limit the engine speed to 2300rpm in case of an oil pressure drop. The new models are available in short (15”/38cm) and long (20”/51cm) shaft.
Honda has been designing and building outboards for over 50 years, and has only ever produced four-stroke engines with clean emissions. Honda’s range now consists of 21 four-stroke engines ranging from 2.3hp up to 250hp. In addition to all of this, Honda Marine Australia backs all its outboards with an industry leading seven-year domestic warranty and three-year commercial warranty.
To learn more about the BF4, BF5 and BF6 portable outboards, watch videos, find your local Honda Marine dealer and check out the engine specifications, please go to marine.honda.com.au and follow the links.