At 21.4 cubic inches, the 20hp has one of the largest displacements in its class. Along with the long-stroke design, this provides optimum torque throughout the RPM range.
Easy One Hand Starting
A built-in decompression release and digital CDI system set the BF20’s ignition timing. This reduces the effort required to pull-start the engine by hand by 40%!
Conveniently allows user to tilt the unit out of the water. At low speeds, Power Tilt acts like a power shallow-water-drive device, permitting access to the shallow water areas.
Auto Start Enrichment – easy starts
Auto Start Enrichment acts as an automatic choke. Just like a fuel injection system, it automatically adjusts the air/fuel mixture for quick, easy starting and warm-up.
Pendulum Mount System
Honda’s exclusive triangulated rubber mount system absorbs vibration and provides unbelievably smooth operation.
EZ Steer Friction Control
A unique lever design allows you to precisely adjust steering tension for improved control and comfort.
3 Stage Carburetion
Conventional 2-circuit carburetors go directly from a lean mixture at idle to a rich setting at full throttle. The BF20 adds a third stage for better economy and smoother operation.
A reliable microprocessor accurately controls ignition timing during start-up and across the entire RPM range, providing optimum overall operation.
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.
Engine Alert System – Keeps you informed
The integrated warning system protects the engine from severe damage due to low oil, over-revving and overheating.
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.
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.
High Output Charging
The BF20 provides 2 Amps at 1000 RPM and an amazing 12 amps at only 3000 RPM. This helps to maintain the battery charge or keep electronics going – even at trolling speeds.
Integrated Carrying Handle
The integrated carrying handle make transporting the engine a breeze. A convenient, foldaway carry handle is situated at the exact top/bottom balance point of the engine. This means the engine carries more easily in a level position.
Longer Tiller Handle
A convenient longer tiller handle improves control and reduced steering effort. The extended handle is made of a lightweight composite, increasing its durability while decreasing the motor’s weight.
Up Front Tiller Controls
A convenient front-mounted shift lever allows fingertip shifting. The Twist Grip Throttle & Tensioner minimize driver fatigue.