Portable Power


The BF8 is renowned for offering superior reliability and economy, with responsive power and performance. And all this comes in a compact and portable design.

At a Glance:

10hp – 4 stroke engine

2 cylinders – 222cm³

Short or Long shaft

Short shaft: 433mm shaft

Long shaft: 563mm shaft

Options: Tiller handle, remote control, electric starter

From 42 kg

BF8 LHU: €2,900.00
BF8 LRU: €3,400.00
BF8 SHU: €2,900.00
BF8 SRU: €3,400.00


Easy starter

BF8 has a decompression system for easy starting. This makes the engine much easier to turn over with that initial pull if you have the manual recoil type, and less of a drain on your battery if you have an electric starter.

Solid performance

The Honda Programmed Ignition (PGM-IG) accurately controls ignition timing to provide an optimum torque and throttle response.

Remote control

Engines are available with an ergonomic and responsive remote control.

Easy manual tilt

The light engine is easy to tilt up in stages. Lifting up or down, enables you to manually trim the boat to give you maximum performance and fuel efficiency. It also stops you from damaging the propeller blades when you find yourself near rocks or the water’s edge.

Engine protection and security

An Honda outboard alert system monitors engine temperature and oil pressure to prevent form any damage (only available on remote control models).

Easy astern

In forward motion a propeller will drive normally through water, but in reverse it’s a different story – unless you have a Honda. On other outboards, the propeller will turn in exhaust bubbles and wont ‘hook up’ with the water. Our unique reverse exhaust relief system directs the exhaust bubbles away from the propeller, so that it can ‘grip’ the water – instead of air. The result is instant reverse response with much finer control.

High output charging

12A (Electric start models) and 6A (Recoil models) outlets maintain battery charge and keep electronics powered, event at trolling speed.

Easy on your wrist

Both engines have a Forward Mount Shift Lever for fingertip gear changing. It’s so much easier to operate and better located than on other outboards, whether you’re left or right-handed. Together with a soft-grip throttle handle and a twist-lock, it’s effortless. You can just roll on and off the power all day long, or lock it off – just like cruise control.

Plenty of Punch

Plenty of it too. And with a reputation built on reliability, superior fuel-efficiency and low emissions, your boat isn’t complete without one.

These light 4-stroke engines are easy to get going, and feature Programmed Ignition (PGM IG) so when you start your Honda – even from cold – it will never let you down.

With electric start engines it’s so important to keep your battery in good condition so that they stay reliable. And if you have electrically powered instruments on board, the high-output charging coil maintains top level charging to keep everything working – even at trolling speeds. The standard four-blade propeller transfers the power through a slim hydrodynamic gear case straight into the water

Distinctive Features

With its stunning silver finish you’ll see right away it’s a Honda. Fixed to the back of the boat and in the water, it looks great as the surrounding colours are reflected in the finish. Sleek design and sculpted lines run all the way down to the super-slim hydrodynamic gear case, meaning less drag and better fuel economy when you’re really going for it.

Foldaway handles : The BF8 and BF10 have foldaway handles built-in, positioned exactly on the point of balance to make them really easy to transport – even carrying them around they look fantastic.


Engine Type 4st Water Cooled
Valves OHC 2-Cyl.
Displacement (cc) 222
Bore X Stroke (mm) 58 x 42
Full Throttle Range (RPM) 4,500-5,500
Rated Power (kW (PS)) 6.0 (8)
Cooling System Water Cooled (with Thermostat)
Fuel Delivery 1 carburettor with accelerator pump
Ignition System Electronic PGM-IG
Starting System Electric / Recoil starter
Exhaust System Propeller boss
Gear Ratio 2.33
Propeller Rotation Standard
Engine Trim and Tilt Manual / Manual 5 stages
Battery Charging Capacity (AMP.) 6A / 12A (LRU)
Electric Starter Yes (LRU)
Transom Height (mm) 433/ 563
Dry Weight (kg) 42/ 44.5 /48.5 (LRU)
Overall Length (mm) 610 (Tiller)
Overall Width (mm) 345
Overall Height (mm) 1105 / 1235
SHU With a 433mm shaft and 6A battery charge
LHU With a 563mm shaft and 6A battery charge
LRU With 563mm shaft, 12A battery charge and remote
LHSU With a 563mm shaft, 12A battery charge, tiller handle and electric start
SHSU With a 433mm shaft, 12A battery charge, tiller handle and electric start
SRU With 433mm shaft, 12A battery charge and remote