Honda Marine's BF8 and BF9.9: Lightweight, Dependable Power

Honda Marine's BF8 and BF9.9 offer dependable performance in a portable package. Ideal for sailboats, small skiffs, or tenders in fresh or salt water, the engines' lightweight profile and innovative features make them simple to transport and use. As with all Honda outboards, four-stroke technology means easy starting, quiet operation, and outstanding fuel efficiency.

Both models offer a number of technologically-advanced features, including: one-hand starting; PGM Ignition; Power Thrust Design; reverse exhaust relief; Auto-Start Enrichment; high-output charging; Shallow Water Drive; Power Tilt, and an Integrated Carrying Handle.

Lightweight, Dependable Power
Honda engineers strive for easy use and lightweight, fuel-efficient design, and the BF8 and BF9.9 are testaments to their success. The pair's easy, one-hand starting system utilizes a built-in compression release and digital CD ignition for quick and easy pull starts, while a microprocessor-controlled Auto-Start Enrichment System automatically adjusts the air/fuel mixture for quick, easy starts on electric-start models. PGM ignition employs microprocessor technology to accurately control ignition timing across the entire rpm range for optimum overall operation, and a one-piece cast head and engine block provide additional strength and light weight.

For added thrust under heavy load conditions, both models are available with Honda's exclusive Power Thrust Design, which combines a low 2:33:1 gear ratio with a special 4-blade propeller to produce added thrust in forward and reverse. Reverse Exhaust Relief provides an extra exhaust outlet above the cavitation plate, allowing the propeller to run in undisturbed water and producing more thrust.

To reduce operator fatigue, an integrated carrying handle is located at the engines' exact top/bottom balance point, making the engines easy to carry in a level position. The engines also feature a unique Pendulum Mount System that absorbs vibration to provide extremely smooth operation. Additionally, a power tilt feature conveniently tilts the engine out of the water for easy lift-off and transport.

The BF8 and BF9.9 also feature a high-output regulated alternator, producing 6 amps at 1,000 rpm and 12 amps at 3,000 rpm, maintaining the battery charge to keep electronics powered even at trolling speeds.

Both the BF8 and BF9.9 are available in 15-, 20- and 25-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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