135 HP

4-Stroke Design

World-renowned Honda quality combines proven reliability and superior fuel efficiency, with no oil mixing.

Dual Stage Induction – Breathing easier improves performance

Honda’s unique variable intake system optimizes air flow to match the engine’s speed. The result? Maximized combustion efficiency, increased torque, and superb fuel economy.

Lean Burn Control® – Superior fuel efficiency

Lean Burn Control® increases fuel efficiency by allowing combustion to operate on a leaner air/fuel mixture. At cruising speed, this engine runs on up to 20% less fuel* than others in its class.
*Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.

Dual Overhead CAM (DOHC) – High horsepower, low maintenance

A powerful, compact 24-valve DOHC design creates more valve lift to pull in more air for increased horsepower. Low-maintenance design allows easy adjustment of the rocker arms. No multiple shims or trial-and-error adjusting needed.


Engine Command Module – Optimum performance

The ECM receives constant input from 18 different sensors to deliver instant starts, smooth operation, strong performance and excellent fuel efficiency.

LAF & Knock Sensors – Optimum Efficency

Linear Air Fuel (LAF) and knock sensors help determine correct fuel flow and ignition curve to maximize performance and fuel efficiency.

Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) – Powerful performance

Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder. The result is easy starts and instant throttle response with superior fuel efficiency.

Non-Linear Mounting System – Smoother operation

Patented non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds.

Counter Rotation Available

Counter rotating models are available for multiple engine applications. These models improve efficiency, hull maneuverability and decreases driver fatigue.

Based on Honda Accord, CRV, and Element

By sharing many components with the Honda Accord, CRV and Element automobiles, the BF135 gains years of proven Honda engineering and reliability.

Positive Lubrication

A crankshaft-driven, automotive-style trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components.

Sealed Starter – Protection for long life

The starter motor is inverted into a sealed chamber that protects the starter drive from the elements.

4-Front Corrosion Protection System – Fights the elements

A patented, “Double Sealed” multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.

Stainless Steel components (Steering Arm, Tilt Tube and all Shafts) – corrosion resistance

Stainless steel components provide durability with long-term corrosion resistance.

Ultra Low 3 Star CARB Emissions

Environmentally conscious technology. All Honda Marine engines exceed the highest CARB 3-Star rating to meet the rigorous California Air Resource Board’s standards.

True 5 Warranty

Honda’s True 5 Warranty is the best in the business. This transferable, non-declining warranty is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

Superior Battery Charging – More usable power

Belt-driven to reduce heat and improve reliability, the BF135’s charging system delivers 20 Amps at idle, 30 Amps at 1000 RPM and a generous 40 Amps over 2000 RPM to ensure a constant charge and keep electronics going.

Built-In Pitot Tube

Built-in pitot tube in the gear case eliminates the need to drill holes in your boat for installation.


Type 4-Stroke DOHC 4 Cylinder/16 Valves
Displacement 2,354 cc (144 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 87 mm x 99 mm (3.4 x 3.9 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000-6,000 RPM
Rated Power 135 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed
Starting System Electric
Exhaust Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump
Trim Range -4° to +16°
Tilt Range 72°


Gear Ratio 2.14:1
Gear Shift F-N-R


Alternator (Electric Start) 51 Amp
Battery Charging Power 30 Amp (1000 RPM), 40 Amp (2000+ RPM)
Propeller Optional
Power Tilt NA
Power Trim & Tilt Standard
Gas Assisted Tilt NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard
Temperature Alert Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard
Speedometer Pickup Standard


Overall Width 580 mm/22.8 inches

Dry Weight

L-Type 175 kg/478 lbs.
X-Type 220 kg/485 lbs.

Transom Height

L Type 508 mm/20 inches
X Type 635 mm/25 inches

Operator’s Manuals

Manual Serial Number Size P/N
Digital Speedometer and Tachometer Operation Guides BARJ-1000001-9999999 Download Buy 582.2 KB 31ZY3800
Digital Speedometer and Tachometer Operation Guides BASJ-1000001-9999999 Download Buy 582.2 KB 31ZY3800

Owner’s Manuals

Serial Number Size P/N
BARJ-1000001-1099999 Download Buy 4.41 MB 31ZY6601KIT
BARJ-1100001-1199999 Download Buy 5.02 MB 31ZY6602KIT
BARJ-1200001-1299999 Download Buy 4.17 MB 31ZY6603KIT
BARJ-1300001-1301770 Download Buy 4.76 MB 00X31ZY66100KIT
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BARJ-1400001-9999999 Download Buy 4.23 MB 00X31ZX16110KIT
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BASJ-1100001-1199999 Download Buy 5.02 MB 31ZY6602KIT
BASJ-1200001-1299999 Download Buy 4.17 MB 31ZY6603KIT
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BASJ-1300175-1399999 Download Buy 4.52 MB 00X31ZY66110KIT
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Performance Test

Boat Length Prop
ARIMA SEA RANGER 19 18′ – 11″ Solas 14 1/2 x 17 x 4
ARIMA SEA RANGER 19 18′ – 11″ Powertech 15 1/4 x 17 x 3
NORTHWEST JET 26 SIGNATURE OFFSHORE 26′ – 0″ Solas 14 1/2 x 15 x 3
SMOKER CRAFT 20 PHANTOM 20′ – 1″ Solas 14 1/2 x 21 x 3