And that’s especially true with Honda’s BF2.3, one of the world’s lightest four-stroke outboards. The BF2.3 is so light, it rivals many two-stroke 2HP engines and electric motors, without the battery!
But just because it’s lightweight doesn’t mean we cut back on the power. The BF2.3 features 15% more power over its predecessor. Plus we added a 12% larger internal gas tank, which provides for about one hour of operation at wide open throttle. It’s a technologically advanced design that gives you power and performance – without sacrificing portability.
RELIABLE, EFFICIENT 4-STROKE DESIGN: World-renowned Honda quality combines proven reliability and superior fuel efficiency, with no oil mixing.
MORE POWER - WITHOUT SACRIFICING PORTABILITY: With 15% more horsepower over its predecessor, this ultra light weight powerhouse produces surprising speed and maneuverability.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT: The BF2.3 is incredibly light and easy to transport. Weighing less than 30 pounds, it's the ideal engine for dinghys, car-toppers and other types of small boats.
PRECISE THROTTLE CONTROL: A twist grip throttle allows for precise throttle control. The throttle tensioner minimizes driver fatigue.
FORCED AIR COOLED ENGINE - NO WATER PUMP WORRIES: The air-cooled block eliminates concern over clogged water pumps and debris being sucked into the powerhead, as well as reducing maintenance.
ULTRA LOW 3 STAR CARB EMISSIONS - ENVIRONMENTALLY CONCIOUS TECHNOLOGY: Environmentally conscious technology. All Honda Marine engines exceed the highest CARB 3-Star rating to meet the rigorous California Air Resource Board's standards.
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.
EASY STARTING, MAINTENANCE FREE TRANSISTOR IGNITION: Maintenance-free, high-energy output for quick and easy starts.
360° SWIVEL STEERING - ADDED MANEUVERABILITY: Provides excellent maneuverability in tight areas as well as full thrust in reverse (at 180°).
CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH - BETTER PERFORMANCE: The centrifugal clutch maintains a smooth idle and when advanced, automatically engages the prop above idle speed. It's like having a neutral position.
CONVENIENT FOLD DOWN TILLER: The BF2.3's tiller folds up or down for easy stowing.
4-FRONT CORROSION PROTECTION SYSTEM - FIGHTS THE ELEMENTS: A patented, "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process, sacrificial anodes, stainless steel technology, and waterproof connectors enhance corrosion protection.
INTERNAL FULL TANK - EASIER PORTABILITY: With 12% more capacity over its predecessor, the BF2.3 now runs up to 60 minutes at full throttle on a tank of fuel. The internal tank facilitates easy removal and portability as a single unit.
EASY MAINTENANCE: Convenient oil fill and drain.
STEERING FRICTION ADJUSTMENT: Allows you to adjust steering tension for ease in maneuverability.
ADJUSTABLE TRIM: Four manual settings ensure proper trim angle for maximum performance.
SHALLOW WATER DRIVE: Allows you to run in shallow water and greatly reduces the risk of engine damage.
PROPELLER INCLUDED: A shock resistant plastic propeller comes standard.
CARBURETOR DRAIN SCREW FOR EASY STORAGE PREP: Allows quick and easy draining of the carburetor's float bowl for extended storage periods.
DUAL LOCKABLE TRANSOM CLAMPS: Provides extra security when mounted to the transom.
SHEER AND COTTER PIN KEEPER: The self-contained keeper stores two extra sets of cotter and sheer pins close at hand, so you'll be prepared if and when you need them.
15 AND 20 INCH CONFIGURATIONS: Available in 15 or 20 in. configurations to meet your specific application.
EASY TO CARRY AND INSTALL: A front mounted carrying handle provides superior portability and ease of installation.
BF2.3 L Type
4-stroke OHV / 2 valves
Under water, above propeller
57 Cubic Centimeter
Bore x Stroke
1.8 x 1.4 in. (45 x 36 mm)
20 in. (508 mm)
Full Throttle RPM Range
5,000 - 6,000 RPM
Oil slinger system
4-stage - 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°
Diameter - 7.25 in.
Pitch - 4.75 in.
5 year transferable, non-declining