Honda Marine just introduced its new, streamlined flagship BF200, BF225 and BF250 V6 outboards at the Miami International Boat Show. The 200 and 225 are powered by a new engine, the 3.6-liter V6 that is already in the 250, but all three have more resistance to corrosion, easier maintenance and improved acceleration.
The new outboards have more protection from water entering the engine than ever before, and a new cowling has a dual-channel, indirect-air-circuit induction system to improve air flow to the engine while funneling moisture away. And the surface of the engine has a new coating for greater corrosion resistance.
To get a boat up on plane faster, the engines have Honda’s Boosted Low Speed Torque, which advances ignition timing, while a lean burn control adjusts the air/fuel mixture to increase fuel efficiency at cruising speed (2,000 to 4,500 rpm).
All three outboards are available with 20- or 25-inch shafts, while the 225 and 250 also are offered with a 30-inch shaft. The new Hondas will be available at dealers in the fourth quarter of the year. Read more: