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Unmatched maneuverability and convenience.

The BF60 is all about being the best. The best maneuverability and highest speed in its class. The best fuel economy. Best in class high output charging. And of course, best time out on the water.

Available in two versions, the BF60 and the BFP60 Power Thrust offer powerful performance and exhilarating acceleration. The BFP60 offers a unique gear case and larger propeller that’s ideal for pontoons and larger hulled boats.

The BFP60 also features Easy Dock Steering; offering 50° of steering from port and to starboard, simplifying maneuvering in the marina.

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.

Powerful Performance

Instant Acceleration

Honda’s exclusive BLAST system improves acceleration at low speeds. The result? Instant acceleration and improved hole shot.
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Power Thrust available

A unique gear case and larger propeller makes the Power Thrust BFP60 ideal for maneuvering large boats, like pontoons, around the marina.

Mikuni® Intake System

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

Superior Fuel Efficiency

Best In Class 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.
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PGM-FI

Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection adds both easy starts and improved fuel efficiency - without sacrificing performance.

Easy Dock Steering

Exceptional manuverability

Easy Dock Steering® takes the anxiety out of maneuvering your pontoon boat around the marina. No other mid-size motor has this degree of manueverability! The BF60 Tiller and all Power Thrust BFP60 models offer a full 50 degrees of steering to port and again to starboard. Or choose the BF60 remote with a full 30 degrees. Either way, you'll find that parking your boat has just become a whole lot easier.

Legendary Reliability

Proven Honda Quality

Our outboards share many technologies and components used in Honda vehicles, with all the benefits of years of proven Honda engineering, precision manufacturing and reliability.

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 last day as it is on the first.

Engine Alert System

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

Tough Corrosion Resistance

Honda’s exclusive 4-Front Corrosion Protection System offers a patented, double-sealed multi-layered paint process.

Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, and internally painted cooling passages, all enhance corrosion protection.

Fresh water flushport flushes debris and saltwater out of the engine.

Easy Ownership

Simplified maintenance

The little things make a big difference. The BF60 is designed to reduce maintenance time and cost for routine tasks like oil and filter changes and valve adjustments.

On-board connectivity

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

Fishing Friendly Tiller

3 Position Tiller Handle

The 3 Position Tiller Handle adjusts to your comfort for easiest hull maneuverability.

Variable Speed Trolling

Push button troll speed makes trolling easy, with 50 RPM increments from 750 rpm to 1000 rpm. Standard on tiller models; optional on remote models.

Easy Access Controls

The center mounted, ergonomically designed tiller handle is longer for improved handling. Adjustments for throttle and steering friction allow easier control. Up front shift lever, PTT switch, and engine alert lamps provide added convenience.

More Usable Charging Power

There's always plenty of electric power with the BF60. The high output charging system reduces heat buildup and keeps battery banks charged all day, even when running multiple accessories.

Honda's exclusive neodymium magnet flywheel enables these engines to produce nearly twice as many charging amps as some competitors.

The standard BF60 develops a total 22 amps and 17 charging amps.

The Power Thrust BFP60 develops a total 27 amps and 22 charging amps.

Attractive Options

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.

Specifications

Engine BF60 BFP60
Type 4-Stroke SOHC 3 Cylinder/12 Valves 4-Stroke SOHC 3 Cylinder/12 Valves
Displacement 998 cc (61.0 cubic inches) 998 cc (61.0 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 73 mm x 79.5 mm (2.9 x 3.1 inches) 73 mm x 79.5 mm (2.9 x 3.1 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000-6,000 RPM 5,000-6,000 RPM
Rated Power 60 HP @ 5,500 RPM 60 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection Programmed Fuel Injection
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed MicroComputer Programmed
Starting System Electric Electric
Exhaust Through Hub Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump Wet Sump
Trim Range -4° to +16° -4° to +16°
Tilt Range 60° 60°
Steering Angle (to port and again to starboard) 30° remote, 50° tiller 50°
Drive BF60 BFP60
Gear Ratio 2.07:1 2.33:1
Gear Shift F-N-R F-N-R
Equipment BF60 BFP60
Alternator 22-Amp 27-Amp
Battery Charging Power 17 Amp 22 Amp
Propeller Optional Optional
Power Tilt NA NA
Power Trim & Tilt Standard Standard
Gas Assisted Tilt NA NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard Standard
Temperature Alert Standard Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard Standard
Speedometer Pickup Standard Standard
Dimensions BF60 BFP60
Overall Width 417 mm/16.4 inches 417 mm/16.4 inches
Transom Height BF60 BFP60
L Type 521 mm/20 inches 531 mm/20 inches
X Type NA 658 mm/25 inches
Dry Weight BF60 BFP60
L-Type 108 kg/239 lbs. 116 kg/256 lbs.
X-Type NA 123 kg/270 lbs.

Performance Tests

Boat Length Engine HP Prop
SYLVAN MIRAGE 8520 20' - 3" BFP60 60 Solas 13 1/2 x 9 x 3
PREMIER 210 SUNSATION LTD 20' - 4" BFP60 60 Solas 13 1/2 x 9 x 3
SEAARK 1872 SS 18' - 0" BF60 Tiller 60 Solas 11 x 15 x 3
TRIUMPH 1700 SKIFF 17' - 4" BF60 60 Solas 11.1 x 14 x 3
STARCRAFT STARFIRE 1600 SC 15' - 11" BF60 60 Solas 11 x 16 x 3
War Eagle 761 Blackhawk 17’ 5” BF60 60 Solas 11” X 15”
Avalon VEN 1875 CR 18' BF60 60 Aluminum 11.625 X 11 X 3
Grand 480 14' 11" BF60 60 Stainless Steel 11 X 17 X 3
Walker Bay Generation 450 14' 9" BF60 60 Aluminum 11 X 15 X 3
Tahoe LT 19.3' BF60 60 Aluminum 14 X 11 X 3

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