Honda Marine launches new BF100 outboard marine engine

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Honda Marine introduces the new BF100 horsepower (hp) 4-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine mid-range engine lineup. Incorporating a host of Honda exclusives and technologically advanced features, the Honda BF100 marine outboard engine provides increased value and benefit to consumers who want solid and responsive power and maximum time on the water.

With a full-throttle RPM range of 5500-6300, the Honda BF100 is a high-performance, 4-cylinder, 1496cc (91.4ci) 4-stroke engine weighing in at 366 pounds (166 kg). The design and technology applied to the new Honda mid-range marine engine is the same that powers Honda automobiles such as the Accord, CR-V, Civic, Fit, Odyssey and Pilot. The company says this cross-platform integration of technology illustrates the Honda commitment to high performance, fuel efficiency and environmental excellence for its customers.

“The new Honda BF100 marine engine is an important — and now, the most powerful — addition to our mid-range marine engines lineup, demonstrating our commitment to unparalleled performance, power and fuel efficiency,” said Mark DiPietro, senior manager of Honda Marine.  “Our newest outboard model provides boaters more power from initial blast to top-end speed, with lighter weight and greater fuel efficiency than has ever been achieved in a mid-sized profile—all adding up to reliable performance for maximum time on the water.”

The Honda BF100 incorporates advanced design elements such as: Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC); The Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) System; Lean Burn Control; Programmed Electronic Fuel Injection; superior battery charging; and a new, high performance gear case.

In addition, the Honda BF100 engine is NMEA 2000 certified. This accreditation means that the product has been tested to meet specific critical safety criteria and to correctly implement network management and messaging. NMEA developed this open architecture electronic protocol to allow engine data to be interfaced with a wide variety of name brand marine electronics. In meeting this certification, the BF100 does not require the added expense of proprietary gateway devices.

The all-new Honda BF100 outboard engine will be available at Honda Marine dealers nationwide beginning on January 4, 2016. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use, including the new BF100, offer an True 5-year, non-declining limited factory warranty that is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

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