|Honda Introduces its GXH50/GXV50 4-Stroke Multi-Purpose Engine Series|
|Tokyo, June 29, 1998 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. introduced today the world's smallest, and lightest 2.5PS-rated power - the GXH50/GXV50 engine series. These economical 4-stroke multi-purpose engines already meet today the exhaust gas emission standards set by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board). They will be made available through Honda's power product dealer network starting August 3, 1998.
The GXH50/GXV50 engine series is distinguished by its sleeveless uniblock cylinder case, and lightweight single-cam-lobe OHV resin camshaft. The adoption of an aluminum sintered connecting rod, and a highly rigid cover in plastic make this high-speed, high-power 4-stroke engine the lightest in its category, and thus the best power source for hand-held equipment. Drawing upon Honda's extensive know-how in 4-stroke engines, this engine series not only meets the 1997 EPA standards but also already meets today the requirements set by CARB for the year 2000. This low-maintenance, easy-to-start engine series is thus not only very economical, but also very environment-friendly.
Both horizontal (GXH50) and vertical (GXV50) power take off (PTO) shaft types are available for a wide variety of applications as the power source for portable power generators, water pumps, home-use tillers, and other outboard engines.
GXH50 (horizontal PTO type)