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.
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.
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.
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.