5 HP


Quiet, dependable, lightweight.

Which is exactly what you want in a portable outboard. The BF5 is incredibly lightweight and compact. It’s easy to transport and ideal for small tenders, canoes, and jon boats.

And with features designed to make your boat ride smooth, quiet, and Honda dependable, you’ll be ready to enjoy a day on the water for years to come.

Reliable, efficient 4-stroke design

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

Lightweight and Compact

The BF5's lightweight, compact design makes it perfect for small tenders and canoes. Weighing in at only 60 pounds, the BF5 is easy to transport.

Convenient Fold-Down Tiller Handle

The tiller handle’s compact design allows for easy transportation and storage.

Large Displacement Engine for more power

Water-cooled, single cylinder design for better low- to mid-range power.

Twist grip throttle - more comfortable to use

Allows for precise throttle control. A unique throttle tensioner minimizes driver fatigue.

True 5 Warranty - unmatched peace of mind

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

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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Digital CD Ignition - easy starting

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

Low Oil Warning System - protects your engine

A Low Oil Warning System and rev limiter protect the engine from severe damage if the oil reaches a low level

Easy to carry and install

A front mounted carrying handle provides superior portability and ease of installation.

Unique Isolation Mounts - Reduced Vibration for Comfort and Durability

Honda's exclusive design adds isolation mounts to minimize the transfer of vibration to both the tiller handle and the transom. This results in best in class operator comfort and significantly increases the engine's durability.

Shallow Water Drive

An innovative shallow water drive feature lets you tilt the motor up, allowing you to easily operate in shallow areas. Shallow water drive greatly reduces the risk of engine damage.

F-N-R Gearshift

The BF5 features full forward, neutral, and reverse shifting. A safety lockout system allows the engine to be started in neutral gear only.

Positive Lubrication - better durability

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

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.

Optional 3 amp charging system

An optional, dealer installed, 3 amp charging system provides power to accessories.

Available in both 15 and 20 inch shaft models


Type4-Stroke OHV, 1 Cylinder/2 Valves
Displacement127 cc (7.8 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke60 mm x 45 mm (2.4 x 1.8 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range4,500-5,500 RPM
Rated Power5 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Cooling SystemWater Cooled
Fuel Delivery1 Carburetor
Ignition SystemDigital CDI
Starting SystemRecoil
ExhaustUnder Water, Above Propeller
LubricationWet Sump
Trim Range5-Stage 5°-9°-13°-17°-21°
Tilt Range70°


Gear Ratio2.08:1
Gear ShiftF-N-R
AlternatorOptional 3-Amp (38 watt)
Propeller3-Blade Aluminum
Diameter x Pitch7⅞ x 7½ inches
Oil Pressure AlertStandard


Overall Width340 mm/13.4 inches

Transom Height

S Type381 mm/15 inches
L Type508 mm/20 inches

Dry Weight

S-Type27 kg/60 lbs.
L-Type27.5 kg/61 lbs.