Honda BF250 Engine - General Overview

Discuss the significance of the launch of the new Honda Marine BF250 outboard engine.

Honda Marine introduces the all-new BF250 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup - and now the company's flagship model. The design of the BF250 incorporates a number of advanced technological innovations that contribute to the engine's high fuel economy and superior performance. The 3.6 liter VTEC® (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control®) engine is equipped with an all-new gear case, incorporates the world's first marine direct air dual circuit induction system of its type on a production outboard (providing for cooler, denser air for better combustion than conventional under-cowl induction systems), and has a full-throttle RPM range of 5300-6300.

Collectively, the features and benefits of the new BF250 are best dissected and understood via a discussion around the following categories: environmental performance; durability and reliability; power performance; design; and charging performance. There are a number of additional attributes that add to the engine's superior quality (see below illustration). All of these elements are detailed in the tabs of this press kit.