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Yamaha unveils 2.5-hp four-stroke outboard

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the introduction of a new 2.5-hp four-stroke portable outboard.

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the introduction of a new 2.5-hp four-stroke portable outboard.

The new Yamaha F2.5 is certified with three stars from the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board for “ultra-low emissions” because of internal improvements that make combustion cleaner and more efficient.

“With the C.A.R.B. certification, Yamaha’s new F2.5 is now available in all 50 states,” Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale said in a statement. “Not only is it cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor, it’s also easier to store, handle and use, thanks to several important design changes.”

New Yamaha F2.5 clean-burning features include a new intake manifold, new combustion chamber design, a four-degree cylinder offset, an enlarged water jacket for more consistent engine temperature control and a two-stage exhaust gas recirculation system.

The new Yamaha F2.5 has a new ergonomic carrying handle that can also be used for assistance in steering when in reverse. A new oil leak prevention system allows the outboard to lie flat on one of three sides or it can be stored vertically.

Operational improvements result from F-N shift and 360-degree steering for reverse. It also has a unique two-cable control system.

It will be available nationwide in March.

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