Honda Announces New Flagship BF250 Outboard
Honda today announced it’s adding an all-new flagship BF250 outboard to its proven high-performance, fuel-efficient marine engine line-up.
Making its debut at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, the concept BF250 provides the first indication of the design direction for the new outboard, which is planned to be available in Australia towards the end of this year.
Based on a large-displacement 3.6L engine, the concept BF250 has been designed to deliver the optimum balance of performance and fuel efficiency, through exclusive Honda technologies including BLAST™ – air/fuel ratio linked ignition timing control technology; VTEC® – variable valve timing and electronic control; and ECOmo – unique lean burn control system.
The concept engine is also NMEA 2000 compliant, allowing engine-to-electronics data communication to deliver engine management and performance data to compatible marine electronics displays.
Through its innovative design, the concept BF250 also incorporates a streamlined, striking and sleek exterior that reflects Honda’s position as a premium brand in the marine industry.
As the world’s largest engine manufacturer and the pioneer of modern four-stroke engine technology, Honda upholds its moral obligation as a company that society wants to exist while caring for the environment.
Honda’s current class-leading range of marine outboard engines – from the BF2.3 right up to the powerful BF225 – meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and exceeds all European RCD regulations, which are among the most stringent environmental regulations in the world.