Honda Marine has launched its new BF100 four-stroke outboard, topping its mid-range, 25- to 90-hp lineup. This inline-4-cylinder engine features the same design and technology as the company’s Accord, CR-V, Civic and Pilot automobiles.
The BF100 comes with Honda’s trademark systems such as VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), and BLAST (Boosted Low Speed Torque). It also offers programmed electronic fuel injection and lean burn control, which automatically adjusts the air/fuel mix according to speed and load while maximizing power through acceleration.
“Our newest outboard model provides boaters more power from initial blast to top-end speed, with lighter weight and greater fuel efficiency,” says Mark DiPietro, Honda Marine senior manager.
The outboard is NMEA 2000 certified, so its data interfaces seamlessly with a wide variety of marine electronics. The BF100 produces 44 amps total and 35 charging amps, weighs 366 pounds, comes in 20- and 25-inch shaft lengths, and costs $11,978 to $12,128 (MSRP).