Honda unveiled its brand new BF115 at the Miami Boat Show recently – outboard will be released worldwide later this year.
Derived from the inline four-cylinder 2.4L DOHC engine used in Honda’s Accord motor vehicle, the completely-redesigned BF115 incorporates a range of Honda-exclusive technologies to deliver improved power and fuel efficiency.
Honda’s revolutionary Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) air/fuel ratio linked ignition timing control technology and high-performance gearcase combine to deliver impressive holeshot performance to get boats on the plane quicker than ever.
Honda claims fuel consumption has been reduced by a massive 20 per cent over the previous model by adopting a new lean burn control system. Known as ECOmo (Economy Controlled Motor), the system is activated when the engine is in mid-range cruising rpm and the throttle is steady.
The new BF115 is also NMEA 2000-compatible, which allows engine management information such as rpm, fuel consumption, cruising distance and alerts to be displayed on a range of compatible marine electronic displays.
Aussie boaties will get a sneak peek of the new engine at major boat shows around the country this year.
More information: Honda Australia (03) 9270 1348 or visit: www.honda.com.au