The Honda name is synonymous with advanced engine technology.
Honda is the world's largest engine manufacturer with plants around the world producing in excess of 20 million engines per year. Honda has been an engine technology pioneer right from 1948 through to today.
Honda's advanced four stroke technology ensures low fuel consumption without compromising performance. By comparison Honda four stroke outboard motors are up to 50% more fuel efficient than comparable two stroke outboards.
Honda Outboard Motor technology
VTEC is variable camshaft timing and has been developed through the Honda Formula 1 program. VTEC enables an engine to deliver more power, torque and efficiency at every engine speed. VTEC allows the engine to operate at maximum efficiency at all times, minimising fuel consumption and environmentally damaging exhaust gas emissions.
Lean Burn Feedback adjusts the air fuel mix according to speed and load to maximise efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and minimise emissions. Lean Burn Feedback offers a 14% improvement in fuel consumption over the latest direct injection two strokes and a 10% improvement over competing 4 stroke models.
BLAST, Boosted Low Speed Torque, is an air fuel linked ignition program designed to increase acceleration at lower speeds. BLAST instantly generates more torque during acceleration and pioneers a new age for four stroke outboard motors.
Dual Stage Induction. A variable length air intake manifold delivers optimal performance at every engine speed.
PGM-IG is a specially programmed ignition controller that accurately controls ignition timing during start up and across the entire engine operating range. PGM-IG guarantees quick and easy starting and smooth and economical operation across the entire rev range, maximising fuel economy and reducing environmentally harmful exhaust gas emissions.
Hi Amp alternators. Honda outboards feature class leading alternators with charging performance up to twice that of competitors models. In place of conventional belt driven alternators many models feature Neodymium ACGs. Magnetised Neodymium alloy has 10 time the magnetic power of conventional ferrite magnets allowing smaller, lighter, more powerful alternators that require less engine power to operate.
4Front is a four stage coating process unique to Honda. A patented double sealed multi layered paint process, sacrificial anodes and the latest stainless steel technology combine with waterproof electronic components and connectors to offer superior resistance to the corrosive effects of the marine environment. With 4Front protection Honda outboards have a longer operational life cycle than conventional outboard motors. Products that last longer have less environmental impact. Up to 90% of the motor is economically recyclable.
Hydrodynamic efficiency. Honda has invested heavily in the design of new gearcases, cavitation plates and all other sub surface components. These initiatives are designed to offer less hydrodynamic resistance enabling the motor to drive through the water more efficiently, to improve propellor grip and to enable smoother turning.