40 HP

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Honda reliability with the flexibility of a jet drive.

The 40 Jet is perfect for boating in locations where normal prop driven boats can’t operate. Rocky bottom shallows, white river rapids, and even over sandbars – your Honda can take you there. The low-profile foot design allows a boater to maneuver in minimal depths without the fear of getting a propeller caught or damaged on rocky, rough bottoms, shallows, or other underwater obstacles.

Based on the BF60’s proven platform, the 40 Jet takes everything you love about the BF60 and adds the versatility of a Jet. The best maneuverability. Best in class high output charging. And of course, the best time out on the water.

Add in features like BLAST, Programmable Fuel Injection, a high performance heavy-duty gear case, Lean Burn Control, and variable speed trolling, and you’ve got a legendary motor that’s truly best in class.

The best choice for navigating in shallow waters.

The 40 Jet goes where props can't. Shallow lakes, rocky rivers, rapids, sandbars - our Jet outboards are ready to explore.

Reliable, efficient 4-stroke design

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

BLAST® System - improves acceleration at low speeds

Boosted Low Speed Torque, or BLAST, improves acceleration at low speeds. A quick movement of the throttle control activates the BLAST® system, advancing the ignition curve aggressively. "Hole Shot" is vastly improved as more horsepower gets the hull up on plane quicker.

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Lean Burn Control® - Superior fuel efficiency

Lean Burn Control® increases fuel efficiency by allowing combustion to operate on a leaner air/fuel mixture. At cruising speed, this engine runs on up to 10% less fuel* than others in its class.
*Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.

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Programmed Fuel Injection - Powerful performance

Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder. The result is easy starts and instant throttle response with superior fuel efficiency.

Superior Battery Charging - More usable power

There's always plenty of electric power with the 40 Jet. Honda's exclusive neodymium magnet flywheel enables these engines to produce nearly twice as many charging amps as some competitors. The high output helps keep battery banks charged all day, even when running multiple accessories. The 40 Jet develops a total 22 amps and 17 charging amps.

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True 5 Warranty

Honda's True 5 Warranty is the best in the business. This transferable, non-declining warranty is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

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Variable Speed Trolling - available on optional tiller model

For fisherman who want to slow troll, Honda's variable speed control is available on an optional tiller. The system adjusts in 50 RPM increments between 750 RPM and 1000 RPM.

Engine Alert System - Keeps you informed

The Engine Alert System uses visual, audio and RPM reduction circuits to alert the operator of over-heating, low oil PSI and over-revving. This helps to prevent engine damage.

Meets NMEA 2000 standards - on-board connectivity

NMEA 2000 protocols allow engine data to be displayed on NMEA 2000 compliant dashboard electronics, like sonar and GPS.

4-Front Corrosion Protection System - Fights the elements

The Corrosion Protection System is a patented "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, internally painted cooling passages, and a freshwater flushing device, all enhance corrosion protection.

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Ultra Low 3 Star CARB Emissions

Environmentally conscious technology. All Honda Marine engines exceed the highest CARB 3-Star rating to meet the rigorous California Air Resource Board's standards.

Mikuni® Intake System

The lightweight Mikuni® long tube intake track system helps build low end torque.

Optional Conveniences - tilt limit switch and rudder angle indicator

An optional tilt limit switch keeps the motor from rubbing against the bottom of a pontoon boat's sun deck. The dash mounted rudder angle indicator keeps the captain informed to which direction the engine is pointing.

Easy Maintenance

Easy access side-mounted oil filter and oil fillers simplify maintenance, while "screw-type" valve adjusters reduce maintenance costs.

Non-Linear Mounting System - Smoother operation

Patented non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds.

Available in a 25 inch shaft

Engine

Type4-Stroke SOHC 3 Cylinder/12 Valves
Displacement998 cc (61.0 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke73 mm x 79.5 mm (2.9 x 3.1 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range5,000-6,000 RPM
Rated Power40 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cooling SystemWater Cooled
Fuel DeliveryProgrammed Fuel Injection
Ignition SystemMicroComputer Programmed
Starting SystemElectric
ExhaustThrough Hub
LubricationWet Sump
Trim Range-4° to +16°
Tilt Range60°

Drive

Gear RatioDirect Drive
Gear ShiftF-N-R
Alternator (Electric Start)22-Amp
Battery Charging Power17 Amp
PropellerNA - No prop
Power TiltNA
Power Trim & TiltStandard
Gas Assisted TiltNA
Oil Pressure AlertStandard
Temperature AlertStandard
Rev-LimiterStandard
Speedometer PickupStandard

Dimensions

Overall Width417 mm/16.4 inches

Transom Height

L Type648 mm/25 inches

Dry Weight

L-Type122 kg/268 lbs.
Transom Ht.20"
Remote ModelX
Tiller Included
iST- Electronic Shift & Throttle
Electric StartX
Charging System17A
Prop Included
Power Thrust
Power Tilt & TrimX
Gas Assist

Owner's Manuals

40 Jet

Manuals by Serial Range
BBFJ-1100001 through 9999999