Honda BF5

The Honda 5-horsepower BF5 outboard engine's single-cylinder design gives it maximum power with the least possible weight. It features full "forward-neutral-drive" shifting and a twist throttle for convenience. A front-mounted carry handle makes it easy to load and unload. An innovative shallow-water drive feature allows the engine to be tilted to keep you going in shallow areas. An exceptional all-around small, 4-stroke engine, quiet and economical to operate.


Type4-stroke OHV Single Cylinder
Displacement127cc (7.8 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke60 x 45 mm (2.40 x 1.80 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range4500-5500 RPM
HP Rating @ Propshaft5HP @ 5000 RPM
Induction ScavengingOHV
Valves per Cylinder2
Fuel DeliverySingle Venturi
Ignition SystemDigital CDI
Starting SystemManual
LubricationWet Sump
Cooling SystemWater Cooled
AlternatorOptional 3 Amp (38 Watts)
Trim Range4-Stage 5°-10°-15°-20°
Tilt Range75°
Gear Ratio2.11:1
Gear ShiftF-N-R
Propeller3 Blade Aluminum 77/8 x 71/2 inches
Recommended Transom Height(S) 381 mm/15 inches (L) 508 mm/20 inches
Dry Weight(S) 27 kg - 60 lbs.(L) 27.5 kg - 61 lbs.


4-Stroke Design
World-renowned Honda quality combines proven reliability and superior fuel efficiency, with no oil mixing.

Lightweight/Compact Design
Easy to transport; perfect for small tenders and canoes.

Large Displacement Engine
Only 4-stroke in its class, lighter than most 2-strokes.

Digital CD Ignition
Maintenance free, high-energy output for quick and easy starts.

Low Oil Warning System
Standard warning system protects the engine from severe damage during a low engine oil situation.

Twist Grip Throttle
Allows for precise throttle control, and the throttle tensioner minimizes driver fatigue.

Front Mount Carrying Handle
Provides superior portability and ease of installation.

Full Swivel Bracket Design
Durable design reduces vibration from being transferred to the tiller handle.

Fold-Down Tiller Handle
A more compact design allows for easy transportation and storage.

Shallow Water Drive
Allows you to run in shallow water and greatly reduces the risk of engine damage.

Corrosion Protection System
A patented, "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.

Neutral Start Only
The BF5 incorporates a safety lockout system, which allows the engine to be started in neutral gear only.

Remote Control
Optional remote control kits are available for easy installations.

F-N-R Gearshift
With reverse lock mechanism.

Positive Lubrication
A crankshaft-driven, automotive-style trochoid oil pump ensures critical engine component long-term durability.

Ultra Low 3 Star Carb Emissions
Environmentally friendly technology.

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