THE NEW AND IMPROVED HONDA V6 RANGE
With a unique blend of automotive and marine engine technologies, Honda’s new and improved BF200, BF225 and BF250 are a showcase of their engineering and technical excellence.
Backed by 3.6L V6 engines with a compact 24-valve SOHC design, the refreshed Honda V6 range is a leader in Honda performance, reliability and durability. The sleek profiles also allow for easy installation, particularly in multiple engine configurations. The technology applied to the enhanced Honda BF200, BF225 and BF250 V6 engines are derived from the very same technology that powers Honda automobiles, such as the Honda Odyssey, gained from years of proven Honda engineering, precision manufacturing and reliability. This cross-platform integration of technology illustrates the Honda commitment to high-performance, fuel efficiency and environmental excellence for its customers. Corrosion resistance is also improved with a new coating on the surface of engine hardware that utilises a chemicallytreated, zinc-nickel plating with a high-corrosionresistant top coat. Supported by a National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) 2000® certification, this refreshed V6 range of Honda outboards come with premium quality and safety. This accreditation means the products have been tested to meet specific critical safety criteria and to correctly implement network management and messaging. The revamped design of Honda’s V6 range ofoutboards sets a benchmark for fuel efficiency and ease of operation, so boaters can spend more worryfree time on the water. Targeting the heart of the boating market, the new Honda V6 range marks the newest evolution in the company’s product line, integrating an innovative design, a new sleek style, streamlined maintenance and an expanded number of rigging options for ease of use. Whether boaters are weekend cruisers or commercial (including government and law enforcement) users, these enhanced V6 motors deliver what every marine enthusiast wants – maximum time on the water.
Features of the BF200, BF225 and BF250 include:
• Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) which delivers precise amounts of fuel and air to each cylinder, resulting in quick starts, instant throttle response and low fuel consumption. PGM-FI employs microprocessor technology to accurately control the ignition timing during start-up and across the entire rpm range, providing optimum overall operation.
• Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST™) System which dramatically improves performance and acceleration by advancing ignition timing during ‘hammer down’ acceleration. The Engine Control Module (ECM) steps in to increase injector timing, creating a more potent air/fuel mixture. The resulting boost in available torque at low rpm contributes to a strong hole shot to get the boat up on the plane quickly.
• Lean Burn Control automatically which adjusts the air/fuel mixture according to speed and load while maximizing power throughout the acceleration range, increasing fuel efficiency in cruise mode (2,000 to 4,500 rpm). The BF225 and BF250 also comes fully loaded with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®), a Honda exclusive, using mild cam profile to operate intake valves at low rpm, then engages a high-output cam profile for higher-rpm operation. The design provides a unique blend of power, torque and efficiency at any speed.