5 HP

4-Stroke Design

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

Large Displacement Engine

Water-cooled, single cylinder design for better low- to mid-range power.


Twist Grip Throttle

Allows for precise throttle control. A unique throttle tensioner minimizes driver fatigue.


Shallow Water Drive

An innovative shallow water drive feature lets you tilt the motor up, allowing you to easily operate in shallow areas. Shallow water drive greatly reduces the risk of engine damage.


Low Oil Warning System

A Low Oil Warning System and rev limiter protect the engine from severe damage if the oil reaches a low level

Full Swivel Bracket Design

The full swivel bracket design reduces tiller handle vibration, increasing the engine’s durability


Positive Lubrication

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


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 first day as it is on the last.

Lightweight, Compact Design

The BF5’s lightweight, compact design makes it perfect for small tenders and canoes. Weighing in at only 60 pounds, the BF5 is easy to transport.




Type 4-Stroke OHV, 1 Cylinder/2 Valves
Displacement 127 cc (7.8 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 60 mm x 45 mm (2.4 x 1.8 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 4,500-5,500 RPM
Rated Power 5 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery 1 Carburetor
Ignition System Digital CDI
Starting System Recoil
Exhaust Under Water, Above Propeller
Lubrication Wet Sump
Trim Range 5-Stage 5°-9°-13°-17°-21°
Tilt Range 70°


Gear Ratio 2.08:1
Gear Shift F-N-R


Alternator Optional 3-Amp (38 watt)
Propeller 3-Blade Aluminum
Diameter x Pitch 7⅞ x 7½ inches
Oil Pressure Alert Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard


Overall Width 340 mm/13.4 inches

Dry Weight

S-Type 27 kg/60 lbs.
L-Type 27.5 kg/61 lbs.

Transom Height

S Type 381 mm/15 inches
L Type 508 mm/20 inches

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