Honda's new electronic fuel-injected BF60 hit the market this summer, shoring up a hole in its second-generation of midrange 4-strokes.
"This is an all-new entry for us," says Sara Pines, national manager of Honda Marine public relations. "We now have quiet, reliable power in the entire midrange from 40 to 75 hp." Honda replaced its carbureted 40- and 50-hp 4-strokes with lighter, more efficient EFI versions last year. Honda's Boosted Low Speed Torque, or BLAST, system and a high-performance gearcase combine for a strong hole-shot, says Pines. The BF60's optional adjustable trolling system allows the driver to change speed in 50-rpm increments from 750 to 1,000 rpm. Also, the BF60 has an optional dash-mounted rudder angle indicator. The 239-pound engine is ideal for pontoons, aluminum fishing boats, small center consoles, skiffs and inflatables, says Pines. Contact: Honda, (678) 339-2606. www.honda-marine.com