8 HP

4-Stroke Design

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

Available with Power Thrust Design (BFP) – better performance

The combination of the 2.33:1 gear ratio and the 10″ x 6 1/2″ Power Thrust 4-blade propeller creates 60% more thrust in reverse and 15% more in forward. The result is improved maneuverability and performance.

Reverse Exhause Relief – increased manueverability (BFP models)

The Power Thrust model’s exhaust relief feature creates more power in reverse by minimizing cavitation around the propeller blades. The exhaust relief is located above the cavitation plate, allowing the prop to run in clean, exhaust-free water.

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.

Easy One Hand Starting

Working together, a built-in decompression release and digital CDI system set the ignition timing during start-up. This greatly reduces the effort required to pull-start the engine by hand.

PGM Ignition

A reliable microprocessor accurately controls ignition timing during start-up and across the entire RPM range. This provides optimum overall operation.

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.

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.

Positive Lubrication

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

One-piece cast head and engine block

A one-piece cast head and engine block provide additional strength, while lowering the engine’s weight.

Best in Class High Output Charging

The BF8 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.

Lightweight Rounded Design

Easy to transport, BF8 is perfect for small boats, dinghies or auxiliary. The ergonomic design is rounded to avoid catching fishing line.

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

The convenient front-mounted shift lever allows fingertip shifting. The Twist Grip Throttle & Tensioner minimize driver fatigue.



Type 4-Stroke SOHC 2 Cylinder/4 Valves
Displacement 222 cc (13.5 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 58 mm x 42 mm (2.3 x 17 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 4,500-5,500 RPM
Rated Power 8 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery 1 Carburetor
Ignition System PGM-IG
Starting System Electric/Recoil
Exhaust Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump
Trim Range 5 Stage 4°-8°-12°-16°-20°
Tilt Range 71°


Gear Ratio 2.33:1
Gear Shift F-N-R


Alternator with voltage regulator (Electric Start) 12-Amp (148 watt)
Alternator with voltage regulator (Manual Start) 6-Amp (76 watt)
Propeller 4-Blade Aluminum
Diameter x Pitch, Standard 9¼ x 8 inches
Diameter x Pitch, Power Thrust 10 x 6.5 inches
Power Tilt Available
Power Trim & Tilt NA
Gas Assisted Tilt NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard
Temperature Alert Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard


Overall Width 345 mm/13.6 inches

Dry Weight

S-Type 42 kg/92 lbs.
L-Type 44 kg/98 lbs.
X-Type 48 kg/107 lbs.

Transom Height

S Type 381 mm/15 inches
L Type 508 mm/20 inches
X Type 635 mm/25 inches

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