The torque and pulling power of Honda’s new BF75 four-stroke EFI engine has been described by a veteran waterski champion as better than some 200hp outboards.
Fitted to a 5m aluminium boat, the super-lightweight BF75 pulled two single-ski skiers straight out of the hole and towed them with the ease expected of a much larger horsepower engine during a recent ski session on the Murray River.
Australian Over 35 Men’s Overall Champion Andy Hill said he was “blown away” by the BF75’s performance.
“In more than 30 years of waterskiing, I’ve never come across an outboard like this new Honda,” Mr Hill said.
“Its torque and pull when leaning into it was better than some 200hp outboards – I could barely feel it pulling away.”
The BF75’s ability to effortlessly pull skiers to their feet is attributed to Honda’s revolutionary Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST™) system and high-performance gear case, which results in extremely strong hole shot acceleration.
Its technologically-advanced 1.5lt, SOHC, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder design ensures reliable power throughout the entire rev range and best-in-class top end performance, while multi-port electronic fuel injection, coupled with a dynamic engine control module, delivers exceptional fuel economy at all speeds.
“For people in the market for an all-round fish/ski boat, Honda’s new BF75 will make these packages much more realistic,” Mr Hill said.
“Until now, fish/ski packages have been suitable only for fishing, with most of the boats significantly underpowered, but the power of Honda’s BF75 is absolutely outstanding.”
Honda’s ‘next generation’ engines are proven to deliver power-to-weight performance equivalent to that of two-stroke outboards, yet with all the advantages of four-stroke technology – superior fuel efficiency, whisper-quiet operation and first-class environmental performance.
Further information: Honda – (03) 9270 1111 or visit: www.honda.com.au
Pictured: The torque and pulling power of Honda’s BF75 is better than some 200hp outboards!