LONDON, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Honda Marine strengthens model line up in Europe with introduction of first 80hp and 100hp outboards.
To strengthen their European Marine outboard line up, Honda Marine will introduce two new exciting engines with the introduction of its first 80hp and 100hp outboards, which will also exceed environmental regulations.
The new BF80 and BF100 are set to provide new levels of performance in their sectors through its world renowned technologies. With its lightweight and compact design these new engines will provide optimum levels of performance whilst ensuring best fuel economy.
The new sleek streamline design fits and compliments any customer choice of boat, maximising their boating experience.
The new models make the very most of the many unique advanced Honda engine technologies for which the brand and its range is famed:
BLAST™ (Boosted Low Speed Torque)
Honda's exclusive revolutionary BLAST™ technology adjusts air/fuel ratio and ignition-timing to boost engine horsepower and torque to provide rapid acceleration. The result is strong hole-shot performance to get the hull up on the plane more quickly. This patented technology in four-stroke engines is the benchmark for Honda outboards.
ECOmo ™ (Economy Controlled Motor)
Honda's proprietary Lean Burn Control technology uses sensors to monitor air/fuel ratio in cruising mode, adjusting it to achieve optimum fuel economy. Combined with Honda's unique PGM-Fi™ (Programmed Fuel Injection) technology, the result is high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
VTEC ™ (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)
The new BF100 incorporates Honda's exclusive VTEC™ system, providing optimum performance through the operating range, delivering smooth controlled power when you need it.
Enhanced features to compliment the customer:
The new BF80 and BF100 offer a range of enhanced features to ensure optimum ease of use:
Firstly they offer Hondas trolling control, allowing precise slow speed with automatic adjustments in 50rpm increments, ideal for fishing and slow speed manoeuvres.
NMEA 2000 ® connectivity:
Both outboards are also fully compliant with NMEA 2000® allowing simplified connectivity to other NMEA 2000® devices.
The new models also allow the customer to purchase as an option, the new Honda digital NMEA 2000® compliant multi-function gauges. These are designed to provide simplified and standardised connectivity on board and to give vital engine information to the operator. The Honda gauges display information on key functions including engine rpm, trim angle, maintenance reminders, engine temperature, battery charge levels, oil pressure and engine management. These new gauges also feature Honda's unique 'Eco Light' which informs the boat operator when the engine is in ECOmo / lean burn mode, and therefore at its most fuel efficient.
With the incorporation of NMEA 2000® connectivity the customer is able to install an increasingly wide variety of sophisticated electronic equipment, such as GPS systems, chart plotters and fish finders.
The Honda Marine line up from BF40 to the BF250 is now fully NMEA 2000® compliant.
Celebrating a 50 year tradition for innovation and environmental awareness
The launch of the new models comes as Honda gets set to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in the manufacturing of marine outboards. Ever since the introduction the first four-stroke outboard in 1964, the GB30, Honda has pioneered the development of four-stroke in line with founder Soichiro Honda's philosophy that "products that are used on the water should not pollute the water".
Honda's current class-leading range of engines from the BF2.3 to the BF250 exceeds all European RCD regulations, which are among the most stringent in the world. In addition, the recent integration of Honda's proprietary engine technologies across its entire mid-range and larger engines further demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the environment.
The new models will be available across Honda's European network of Authorised Marine Dealers from early 2014, with pricing to be confirmed.
Specification BF80 BF100 Engine Type SOHC-4 cylinders, 16 valve SOHC-4 cylinders, VTEC(TM) 16 valve Displacement 1496 1496 Bore x Stroke (mm) 73 x 89.4 73 x 89.4 Full Throttle RPM range 5000 - 6000 5500 - 6300 Rated Power [kW (PS)] [58.8 (80)] [73.6 (100)] Cooling System Water cooled (with Water cooled (with thermostat) thermostat) Fuel Delivery PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel PGM-FI (Programmed Injection) Fuel Injection) Ignition System Electronic PGM-IG Electronic PGM-IG Starting System Electric Start Electric Start Exhaust System Propeller Boss Propeller Boss Gear Ratio 2.33 2.33 Alternator Output 44 amps 44 amps Battery Charging Capacity 35 amps 35 amps NMEA 2000(R) compliant Yes Yes Transom Height (mm) L:537 / X:664 L:537 / X:664 Dry Weight (inc. propeller) L:165 / X:171 L:166 / 172 Engine Trim & Tilt Power Trim & Tilt Power Trim & Tilt Overall L/W/H 746 / 449 / 1566 (L) / 746 / 449 / 1566 (L) / 1693 (X) 1693 (X)
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SOURCE Honda UK