|TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 15 -
- A new Honda prototype 4-stroke marine outboard engine, the BF225, which
delivers up to 225 horsepower and stands as the world's most powerful 4-stroke
marine outboard engine, was introduced today. The new engine debuted at
the 60th Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, held February
15-20 in Miami, Florida, USA.
Powered by a 4-stroke V-6 engine, exhaust emissions from the Honda BF225
easily clear the world's strictest emissions regulations based on in-house
testing -- including those established in the U.S. for year 2008 by the
California Air Resources Board (CARB). This excellent environmental performance
makes the BF225 an ideal powerplant for a wide range of boating activities
on all waters - ranging from rivers and lakes to open ocean.
Production models including the 200-horsepower BF200 and the 225-horsepower
BF225 are scheduled for U.S. introduction in early 2002, and in Japan by
fall 2001. The introduction of these new outboards will bring to 15 the
number of Honda outboard engine models. This outboard lineup delivers power
outputs from 2PS to 225PS, ideal for a wide range of river, lake, and ocean
boating, from cruising to sport fishing and many other activities.
Since 1964, Honda has been the industry leader in the development and manufacture
of 4-stroke outboards that offer the highest combustion efficiency, lowest
fuel consumption, and cleanest emissions. This leadership commitment, based
on years of motorcycle, automobile and power product engine development,
continues today as Honda applies advanced 4-stroke engine technology in
an effort to stimulate new demand by creating marine outboards that are
more environmentally friendly and will appeal to customers.
The BF225 4-stroke 225PS marine outboard prototype