Honda Marine has announced the outboard motor that Kiwi anglers and boating enthusiasts have long been waiting for. The Honda BF350 is an all-new, high-power V8 outboard – the first Honda V8 engine available commercially – marking the newest evolution in the company’s product line.

Premium power

The all-new Honda Marine BF350 5-litre V8 outboard delivers 350 hp at the propeller shaft while operating on unleaded fuel. With a rated high-power output of 350 hp at 5500 RPM, the newest Honda Marine outboard provides exciting, high-propulsion operation with smooth response and exceptionally robust torque.
Lending itself to improved power, Honda’s exclusive technology VTEC (Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control) uses a mild cam profile to operate intake valves at low rpm and engages a high-output cam profile for higher-RPM operation. The result is a broader, flatter torque curve and the delivery of smooth power throughout the engine’s operating range (across all RPMs for peak power). In addition, the BLAST (Boosted Low Speed Torque) System, another Honda technological advantage, dramatically improves the performance and acceleration of the BF350 by advancing ignition timing during ‘hammer down’ acceleration. The Engine Control Module (ECM) steps in to increase injector timing, creating a more potent air/fuel mixture. The resulting boost in available torque at low rpm contributes to a strong holeshot, rapidly getting the boat up on plane.

Superb performance

When it comes to performance, the all-new Honda BF350, with a four-stroke, single overhead camshaft engine, boasts incredible speed, superb acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. The model’s superb performance stems from the integration of another Honda exclusive innovation, Lean Burn Control technology, which automatically adjusts the air/fuel mixture according to speed and load while maximizing power throughout the acceleration range. This combination of features optimizes fuel efficiency in cruise mode (2,000 to 4,500 RPM). Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) also delivers precise amounts of fuel and air to each cylinder, resulting in quick starts, instant throttle response and low fuel consumption.
Further, the new Friction Reduction Technology, achieved through advanced plateau honing on the engine’s cylinder bores and application of ion plating on the piston rings, also contributes to increased fuel efficiency of the motor, extending its range, resulting in fewer stops for refueling and more time to enjoy boating. This superior fuel efficiency, along with the use of unleaded fuel reduces operating costs for owners, while low noise at cruising speed (especially for larger boats) provides a more pleasant experience and benefits the environment by reducing noise pollution.
An additional complement to the outstanding performance of the BF350 outboard is the Honda Intelligent Shift & Throttle (iST) command and control system, providing superb control and plug-and-play installation of Honda Marine products and thirdparty controls and devices.
The all-new Honda BF350 features high-charging performance through large power generation capacity, a maximum of 70A with AMP+ for charging at idle, exceeding the needs of typical on-board electronic devices. The Honda BF350 also is (NMEA) 2000 certified to allow engine data to interface with a wide variety of name brand marine electronics.

Extraordinary experiences

The design of the all-new Honda BF350 is one of quality and streamlined appearance, featuring a new, ultra-slim, singleline silhouette that effortlessly adapts to various hull shapes and environments, creating a stylish, yet powerful appearance for any watercraft. Honda’s newest outboard delivers exceptionally quiet operation with low vibration while cruising for a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing boating experience. On the cover and under the cowling, the allnew Honda BF350 outboard incorporates a wealth of design features to provide excellent reliability, durability, ease of maintenance and accessibility.
With arrival on our shores expected this upcoming summer. Register now for updates on the Honda BF350, pricing and availability at: