Zaloudek's Marine Honda Engines - Portables 8HP Power to go

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Performance and Efficiency

  • 4-Stroke Design
  • Available with Power Thrust Design (BFP) - The combination of the 2.33:1 gear ratio and the 10" x 6 1/2" Power Thrust 4-blade propeller creates 60% more thrust in reverse and 15% more in forward. The result is improved maneuverability and performance.
  • Reverse Exhaust Relief (BFP)
  • Auto Start Enrichment
  • Easy One Hand Starting - Working together, a built-in decompression release and digital CDI system set the ignition timing during start-up. This greatly reduces the effort required to pull-start the engine by hand.
  • PGM Ignition - A reliable microprocessor accurately controls ignition timing during start-up and across the entire RPM range. This provides optimum overall operation.
  • Pendulum Mount System
  • EZ Steer Friction Control
  • Shallow Water Drive - An innovative shallow water drive feature lets you tilt the motor up, allowing you to easily operate in shallow areas. Shallow water drive greatly reduces the risk of engine damage.
  • Best in class high output charging
  • Easy starting
  • Convenient steering and controls
  • Available with Power Thrust Design (BFP)
  • Perfect for aluminum fishing boats, inflatables, sailboats, or as a kicker for larger fishing boats.
Zaloudek's Marine Honda Engines Portables 8HP

Reliability and Durability

  • Engine Alert System - The integrated warning system protects the engine from severe damage due to low oil, over-revving and overheating.
  • 4-Front Corrosion Protection
  • Positive Lubrication - A crankshaft-driven, automotive-style trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components.
  • One-piece cast head and engine block - A one-piece cast head and engine block provide additional strength, while lowering the engine's weight.
  • Ultra low 3 star CARB emissions
  • True 5 Warranty


Convenience and Ease of Use

  • Best in Class High Output Charging - The BF8 provides 2 Amps at 1000 RPM and an amazing 12 amps at only 3000 RPM. This helps to maintain the battery charge or keep electronics going - even at trolling speeds.
  • Lightweight Rounded Design - Easy to transport, BF8 is perfect for small boats, dinghies or auxiliary. The ergonomic design is rounded to avoid catching fishing line.
  • Longer Tiller Handle - A convenient longer tiller handle improves control and reduced steering effort. The extended handle is made of a lightweight composite, increasing its durability while decreasing the motor's weight.
  • Up Front Tiller Controls - The convenient front-mounted shift lever allows fingertip shifting. The Twist Grip Throttle & Tensioner minimize driver fatigue.
  • Power Tilt - Conveniently tilts the engine out of the water for easy lift-off and transport.
  • Integrated Carrying Handle - An integrated carrying handle makes transporting the engine a breeze. The convenient, foldaway carry handle is situated at the exact top/bottom balance point of the engine. This means the engine carries more easily in a level position.
  • Available in  15-, 20- and 25-inch shaft models
Zaloudek's Marine Honda Engines Portables 8HP



Zaloudek's Marine Honda Engines Portables 8HP



Type 4-Stroke SOHC, 2 Cylinder/4 Valves
Displacement 222 cc (13.5 cubic inches)
Bore & Stroke 58 mm x 42 mm (2.3 x 17 inches)
Full Throttle RPM Range 4,500-5,500 RPM
Rated Power 8 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery 1 Carburetor
Ignition System PGM-IG
Starting System Electric/Recoil
Exhaust Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump
Trim Range 5-Stage: 4°, -8°, -12°, -16°, -20°
Tilt Range 71°


Gear Ratio 2.33:1
Gear Shift F-N-R


Alternator with voltage regulator (Electric Start) 12-Amp (148 watt)
Alternator with voltage regulator (Manual Start) 6-Amp (76 watt)
Propeller 4-Blade Aluminum
Diameter x Pitch Standard 9 1/4 x 8 inches
Diameter x Pitch Power Thrust 10 x 6.5 inches
Power Tilt Available
Power Trim & Tilt NA
Gas Assisted Tilt NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard
Temperature Alert Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard


Overall Width 345 mm/13.6 inches

Dry Weight

S-Type 42 kg/92 lbs.
L-Type 44 kg/98 lbs.
X-Type 48 kg/107 lbs.

Transom Height

S Type 381 mm/15 inches
L Type 508 mm/20 inches
X Type 635 mm/25 inches