BF225
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  • Large Displacement 3.5 Litre V6
  • BLAST™: Gets the hull on plane faster.
  • Lean Burn Control: Better fuel economy
  • High Output Charging: on demand power for your accessories
  • VTEC® technology: Smooth acceleration and power.
  • NMEA 2000 compliance
  • Dual Stage Induction: Breathing easier improves performance

Performance and Efficiency

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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4-Stroke Design

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

Large Displacement V6

A powerful, compact 24 valve SOHC design, without the bulk and weight of long intake runners and multi-camshafts. The narrow V6 design offers top performance and durability as well as great fuel economy.

VTEC® - Smooth acceleration and power.

Honda’s Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®) system provides power where and when you need it. VTEC gives you a broader, flatter torque curve and smooth power delivery throughout the engine’s operating range. The result is a superior combination of power, torque and fuel economy. VTEC is the modern replacement for displacement.

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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 20% less fuel* than others in its class.
*Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.

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Dual Stage Induction - Breathing easier improves performance

Honda’s unique variable intake system optimizes air flow to match the engine’s speed. The result? Maximized combustion efficiency, increased torque, and superb fuel economy.

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Oxygen (O2) and Knock Sensors - Optimum Efficency

Oxygen (O2) and knock sensors help determine the correct fuel flow and ignition curve to maximize performance and fuel efficiency.

Balanced Engine - Smoother operation

The 60° V6 fires every 60°, offering the best in balance and durability and providing smooth operation throughout the entire RPM range.

Tuned Dual Exhaust - increased efficiency

Some competitor's exhaust tracks goes through the middle of the oil pan, pre-heating the oil. Honda's dual exhaust headers wrap around the outside of the oil pan. This reduces heat build-up, and increases engine efficiency and performance.

Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) - 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.

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Non-Linear Mounting System - Smoother operation

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

Counter Rotation Available

Improves efficiency, hull maneuverability and decreases driver fatigue.

Reliability and Durability

Extreme Duty Gearcase

The BF225 offers a larger, 5 inch diameter gear case, built to withstand the extreme duty cycles of law enforcement and military patrol boats.

Saltwater protection

Honda has painted the interior cooling passages on the BF225. This process prolongs the engine's life in the harsh saltwater environment.

World Famous Quality

The BF225 shares many components with the Honda Ridgeline, Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Acura MDX, gaining years of proven Honda engineering, precision manufacturing and reliability.

Engine Alert System - Keeps you informed

The ECM monitors vital engine functions and prevents engine damage by alerting the operator of:

  • Overheating
  • Water in Fuel
  • Low Oil PSI
  • Battery
  • Over-Rev
  • Critical Engine Function

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2-Pass Cooling System

The unique cooling system maintains an even temperature on all cylinders. The incoming water passes through each aluminum exhaust manifold, then through the cylinder heads and back around the exhaust manifolds before entering the exhaust. This results in increased cooling efficiency and long-term durability!

Positive Lubrication

A crankshaft-driven, automotive-style trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components.

Single Latch Cowl

A single front-mounted latch combines with 4 securing points to ensure a water-tight seal.

Sealed Starter - Protection for long life

The starter motor is inverted into a sealed chamber that protects the starter drive from the elements.

4-Front Corrosion Protection System - Fights the elements

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

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Fresh Water Flushport

Flushes debris and saltwater out of the engine, extending the life of the outboard.

Stainless Steel components (Steering Arm, Tilt Tube and all Shafts) - corrosion resistance

Stainless steel components provide durability with long-term corrosion resistance.

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.

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.

Convenience and Ease of Use

NMEA 2000 - On-board connectivity

NMEA 2000 protocols allow engine data to be interfaced with on-board systems and systems displays, such as sonar or GPS.

Superior Battery Charging - More usable power

The BF225’s charging system features a 90 amp "On Demand" belt-driven alternator with 60 chargng amps. This superior design reduces heat buildup and provides outstanding battery charging across the RPM range.

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Slim 60° profile for dual engine applications

No need for expensive transom modifications! The BF225’s slim 60° profile allows for mounting of dual engines on an industry standard 26” center-to-center distance. Makes repowers easier!

Built-In Pitot Tube

Built-in pitot tube in the gear case eliminates the need to drill holes in your boat for speedometer installation.

Available in 20, 25, and 30 inch shaft models

Engine

Type 4-Stroke, SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve
Displacement 3,471 cc (212 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 89 mm x 93 mm (3.5 x 3.7 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000-6,000 RPM
Rated Power 225 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed
Starting System Electric
Exhaust Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump
Trim Range -4° to +16°
Tilt Range 72°

Drive

Gear Ratio 1.86:1
Gear Shift F-N-R

Equipment

Alternator (Electric Start) 90-Amp (1118 watt)
Battery Charging Power 60 Amps (756 watts)
Propeller Optional
Power Tilt NA
Power Trim & Tilt Standard
Gas Assisted Tilt NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard
Temperature Alert Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard
Speedometer Pickup Standard

Dimensions

Overall Width 625 mm/24.6 inches

Dry Weight

L-Type 267 kg/589 lbs.
X-Type 272 kg/599 lbs.
XX-Type 277 kg/610 lbs.

Transom Height

L Type 508 mm/20 inches
X Type 635 mm/25 inches
XX Type 762 mm/30 inches

Operator's Manuals

Manual Serial Number P/N
Digital Speedometer and Tachometer Operation Guides BAGJ-1000001-9999999 Download
Digital Speedometer and Tachometer Operation Guides BAHJ-1000001-9999999 Download

Owner's Manuals

Serial Number
BAGJ-1000001-1099999 Download
BAGJ-1100001-1199999 Download
BAGJ-1200001-1299999 Download
BAGJ-1300001-1399999 Download
BAGJ-1400001-1499999 Download
BAGJ-1500001-1599999 Download
BAGJ-1600001-1699999 Download
BAGJ-1700001-1799999 Download
BAGJ-1800001-9999999 Download
BAHJ-1000001-1099999 Download
BAHJ-1100001-1199999 Download
BAHJ-1200001-1299999 Download
BAHJ-1300001-1399999 Download
BAHJ-1400001-1499999 Download
BAHJ-1500001-1599999 Download
BAHJ-1600001-1699999 Download
BAHJ-1700001-1799999 Download
BAHJ-1800001-9999999 Download

Boat Length Prop
ALUMAWELD 22 INTRUDER 22' - 1" Powertech 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
AQUASPORT 225 EXPLORER 24' - 10" Turbo 14 1/4 x 19 x 3
AQUASPORT 275 EXPLORER 26' - 6" Solas 15 1/4 x 17 x 3
BUMBLE BEE - 200 PRO SPORT 20' - 4" Tempest Plus 14 5/8 x 25 x 3
BUMBLE BEE - 200 PRO SPORT 20' - 4" Trophy Plus 13 3/4 x 26 x 3
CHARGER - 496TF FOXFIRE 20' - 6" TEMPEST + 14 5/8 X 23 X 3
CHECKMATE - PULSARE 2100 21' - 0" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 23 X 3
EVERGLADES 243 CC 24' - 3" Solas Lexor 15 1/4 x 17 x 3
EVERGLADES 290 PILOT 28' - 7" Power Tech OFS 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
EVERGLADES 290 PILOT 28' - 7" Solas Lexor 15 1/2 x 17 x 3
EVERGLADES 290 PILOT 28' - 7" Solas Lexor 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
GRADY WHITE - 265 EXPRESS 26' - 9" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 19 X 3
HEWES CRAFT - 220 SEARUNNER 21' - 10" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
HEWES CRAFT 220 OCEAN PRO HARD TOP 24' - 3" Apollo 16.625 x 16 x 4
HEWESCRAFT 240 PACIFIC CRUISER 26' - 3" Powertech 15 3/4 x 17 x 3
JAVELIN - 21 MSX 20' - 7" MERCURY 14 5/8 X 23 X 3
JAVELIN - 21 MSX 20' - 7" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 21 X 3
JC Manufacturing Sun Lounger 25 25' Quicksilver 15 X 16
KEY WEST - 2300 BLUEWATER 23' - 4" Turbo 14 1/4 x 19 x 3
MAKO - 232 CENTER CONSOLE 22' - 9" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 15 X 3
MAKO - 232 CENTER CONSOLE 22' - 9" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 17 X 3
MUNSON 38 CHINOOK 38' - 0" Solas 15 1/2 x 15 x 3
MUNSON PACKMAN 28' - 0" Solas 15 1/2 x 15 x 3
NORTHWEST JET 21 LIGHTNING SOFT TOP 21' - 0" Powertech 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
NORTHWEST JET 218 LIGHTNING 21' - 0" Solas 15 x 17 x 3
PLAYCRAFT POWERTOON 2600 XTREME 26' - 0" SOLAS 14 3/4 X 18 X 3 HR
PLAYCRAFT POWERTOON 2600 XTREME 26' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 19 X 3
PLAYCRAFT POWERTOON 2600 XTREME 26' - 0" Mercury 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
PLAYCRAFT POWERTOON 2600 XTREME 26' - 0" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
PLAYCRAFT POWERTOON 2600 XTREME 26' - 0" SOLAS 14 X 19 X 3
PREMIER - 250 GRAND MAJESTIC 25' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 18 X 4
PREMIER - 250 GRAND MAJESTIC 25' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 19 X 3
PREMIER - 250 GRAND MAJESTIC 25' - 0" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
PREMIER - 250 GRAND MAJESTIC 25' - 0" SOLAS 15 1/2 X 19 X 3
PREMIER - 250 GRAND MAJESTIC 25' - 0" SOLAS 15 1/4 X 17 X 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Precision 14 1/4 x 17 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Precision 14 1/4 x 19 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Solas 14 3/4 x 16 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Solas 15 1/4 x 17 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Solas 15 1/4 x 17 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Solas 15 x 17 x 3
PRO-LINE 22 WALKAROUND 22' - 5" Solas 14 1/2 x 17 x 4
PROLINE - 2300 WALKAROUND 24' - 5" Turbo 14 1/4 x 17 x 3
PURSUIT - 3070 CENTER CONSOLE 32' - 3" SOLAS 14 1/4 X 17 X 3
RAIDER BOATS 2484 SEA RAIDER 24' - 0" Solas 14 3/4 x 17 x 3
ROBALO - 260 CC 25' - 6" PWRTECH OFS 15 1/4 X 19 X 3
ROBALO - R230 24' - 6" PRECISION 14 1/4 X 17 X 3
ROBALO - R230 24' - 6" SOLAS 15 1/4 X 17 X 3
TRITON - 2300 WALKAROUND 23' - 6" Mercury 14 1/2 x 21 x 3
TRITON - 2300 WALKAROUND 23' - 6" Precision 14 1/4 x 17 x 3
TRITON - 2300 WALKAROUND 23' - 6" Solas 14 x 16 x 3
TRITON - 2300 WALKAROUND 23' - 6" Solas 14 1/2 x 16 x 3
TRITON 225 WA 22' - 8" Solas 14 3/4 x 17 x 3
TRITON 351 34' - 10" Powertech OFS 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
VOYAGER - FUN & SUN EXPRESS 25' - 0" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
VOYAGER - FUN & SUN EXPRESS 25' - 0" SOLAS 14 X 19 X 3
VOYAGER - FUN & SUN EXPRESS 25' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 19 X 3
VOYAGER - FUN & SUN EXPRESS 25' - 0" SOLAS 14 3/4 X 18 X 3 HR
WOOLDRIDGE 23 PILOT 23' - 0" Powertech 15 1/4 x 19 x 3
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" HONDA 14 1/4 X 19 X 4
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 14 3/4 X 21 X 3
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 14 3/4 X 20 X 3
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 14 X 21 X 3
WORLD CAT 266 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 14 1/8 X 19 X 4
WORLD CAT 270 EC EXPRESS 26' - 6" Power Tech OFS 15 1/4 x 16 x 4
WORLD CAT 270 EC EXPRESS 26' - 6" PWRTECH OFX 15 1/4 X 17 X 4
WORLD CAT 270 EC EXPRESS 26' - 6" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
WORLD CAT 270 SD 28' - 0" Solas Titan 15 x 19 x 3
WORLD CAT 270 TE 26' - 6" PWRTECH OFX 15 1/4 X 17 X 4
WORLD CAT 270 TE 26' - 6" PWRTECH OFS 15 1/4 X 16 X 4
WORLD CAT 270 TE 26' - 6" SOLAS 15 X 19 X 3
WORLD CAT 330 TE 33' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 17 X 4
WORLD CAT 330 TE 33' - 0" PWRTECH OFS 15 1/4 X 17 X 3
WORLD CAT 330 TE 33' - 0" PWRTECH OFS 15 1/4 X 18 X 4
WORLD CAT 330 TE 33' - 0" PWRTECH OFX 15 1/4 X 17 X 4
WORLD CAT 330 TE 33' - 0" SOLAS 15 1/4 X 17 X 3
WORLD CLASS CATAMARAN - 330 TE 33' - 0" HONDA 14 1/4 X 17 X 3