60 HP

4-Stroke Design

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

 

Lightweight

Weighing in at only 239 lbs., the BF60 is one of the lightest motors in its class. It’s perfect for inflatables, skifs, and fishing boats.

 

Easy Dock Steering® – Exceptional manuverability

Easy Dock Steering® on the standard BF60 tiller version offers a full 50 degrees of steering to port and again to starboard. Combine this with the Variable Speed Trolling and northern fisherman have tremendous control.

BLAST® System – improves acceleration at low speeds

Boosted Low Speed Torque, or BLAST, improves acceleration at low speeds. A quick movement of the throttle control activates the BLAST® system, advancing the ignition curve aggressively. “Hole Shot” is vastly improved as more horsepower gets the hull up on plane quicker.

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 10% less fuel* than others in its class.
*Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.

Variable Speed Trolling – ideal for slow trolling

For fisherman who want to slow troll, Honda’s variable speed control is the right fit. The system adjusts in 50 RPM increments between 750 RPM and 1000 RPM. Variable speed control is standard on the tiller models and optional on remote models.

Programmed Fuel Injection – 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.

Engine Alert System – Keeps you informed

The Engine Alert System uses visual, audio and RPM reduction circuits to alert the operator of over-heating, low oil PSI and over-revving. This helps to prevent engine damage.

4-Front Corrosion Protection System – Fights the elements

The Corrosion Protection System is a patented “Double Sealed” multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, internally painted cooling passages, and a freshwater flushing device, all enhance corrosion protection.

Corrosion Tolerance

A fresh water flushport flushes debris and saltwater out of the engine. Painted interior cooling passages help extend the life of the outboard.

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

There’s always plenty of electric power with the 60hp. Honda’s exclusive neodymium magnet flywheel enables these engines to produce nearly twice as many charging amps as some competitors. The high output helps keep battery banks charged all day, even when running multiple accessories. The standard BF60 develops a total 22 amps and 17 charging amps.

Optional Conveniences – tilt limit switch and rudder angle indicator

An optional tilt limit switch keeps the motor from rubbing against the bottom of a pontoon boat’s sun deck. The dash mounted rudder angle indicator keeps the captain informed to which direction the engine is pointing.

 

Easy Maintenance

Easy access side-mounted oil filter and oil fillers simplify maintenance, while “screw-type” valve adjusters reduce maintenance costs.

Meets NMEA 2000 standards – on-board connectivity

NMEA 2000 protocols allow engine data to be displayed on NMEA 2000 compliant dashboard electronics, like sonar and GPS.

 

Engine

Type 4-Stroke SOHC 3 Cylinder/12 Valves
Displacement 998 cc (61.0 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 73 mm x 79.5 mm (2.9 x 3.1 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000-6,000 RPM
Rated Power 60 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 60°
Steering Angle (to port and again to starboard) 30° remote, 50° tiller

Drive

Gear Ratio 2.07:1
Gear Shift F-N-R

Equipment

Alternator (Electric Start) 22-Amp
Battery Charging Power 17 Amp
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

Dimensions

Overall Width 417 mm/16.4 inches

Dry Weight

L-Type 108 kg/239 lbs.
X-Type 114 kg/251 lbs.

Transom Height

L Type 521 mm/20 inches
X Type 648 mm/25 inches

Owner’s Manuals

Serial Number Size P/N
BBFJ-1000001-1099999 Download Buy 4.37 MB 00X31ZZ36100
BBFJ-1100001-9999999 Download Buy 4.57 MB 00X31ZZ36110
BBFJ-8100001-9999999 Download Buy 4.57 MB 00X31ZZ36110

 

Performance Test

Boat Length Prop
PREMIER 210 SUNSATION LTD 20′ – 4″ Solas 13 1/2 x 9 x 3
SEAARK 1872 SS 18′ – 0″ Solas 11 x 15 x 3
STARCRAFT STARFIRE 1600 SC 15′ – 11″ Solas 11 x 16 x 3
SYLVAN MIRAGE 8520 20′ – 3″ Solas 13 1/2 x 9 x 3
TRIUMPH 1700 SKIFF 17′ – 4″ Solas 11.1 x 14 x 3