Honda Marine BF2 and BF5: Big Performance in Small Packages

The smallest engines in the Honda Marine lineup, the BF2 and BF5 are ideally suited for jon boats, small tenders and canoes. The compact, four-stroke outboards deliver easy starting and quiet operation paired with outstanding fuel efficiency.

BF2: A Mini Powerhouse
Small and easy to handle, Honda's BF2 is the lightest four-stroke outboard motor available in the U.S. At just 27 pounds, this low-maintenance, lightweight model is the perfect portable outboard. A fold-down tiller handle allows for easy transportation and storage, while an integral fuel tank facilitates removal and portability as one unit. The motor's fuel vent may also be closed for transport or extended storage periods.

Like the BF5, the design of the BF2 incorporates a number of innovative features, including Shallow Water Drive, 4-Front Corrosion Protection, Twist-Grip Throttle, and a front-mount carrying handle. A Centrifugal Clutch maintains a smooth idle, automatically engaging the propeller above idle speed when the throttle is advanced. Similar to the neutral position in an automobile, the feature provides outstanding trolling capabilities. Further contributing to the BF2's ease of use is a 360-degree swivel bracket, which provides superior maneuverability in tight areas and results in additional reverse thrust. And since it is air-cooled, the BF2 eliminates the need for a water pump and ensures that the cooling system will not become plugged with debris.

BF5: Portable Power
Weighing just 60 pounds, Honda Marine's BF5 is lightweight, compact, and outfitted with a front-mount carrying handle for easy transport. Its 127cc, (7.8 cubic inch) engine features a water-cooled, single cylinder design for excellent low- to mid-range power, while a Digital CD Ignition delivers high-energy output for quick and easy starts. The motor's Twist-Grip Throttle allows for precise throttle control, and a unique throttle tensioner further minimizes driver fatigue.

The BF5 incorporates full Forward-Neutral-Reverse (F-N-R) Shifting with in-gear start protection, as well as Honda's patented 4-Front Corrosion Protection System. This double-sealed, multi-layered paint process serves to extend the life of all Honda outboard models.

A number of other features complete the BF5's design. A Low Oil Warning System and rev limiter protect the engine from severe damage if the oil reaches a low level, while an innovative Shallow-Water Drive feature allows the engine to be tilted in low water. A full-swivel bracket design enhances the engine's overall durability by reducing vibration to the tiller handle, and a fold-down tiller handle facilitates easy storage below deck.

Honda Marine's BF5 and BF2 are available in both 15-inch and 20-inch shaft models. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use offer an industry-best True 5-year, non-declining limited factory warranty that is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

Honda Marine pioneered four-stroke engine technology, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and low emissions. Honda's outboards share the same unparalleled durability, quality, and reliability of its legendary automobiles. With models ranging from 2 to 225 horsepower, Honda Marine's full line of current production models meets rigorous California Air Resources Board (CARB) 3-Star standards, ensuring their availability and regulatory compliance in all 50 states.

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