June 13, 2012
Honda outboard engine owners can expect big things from Honda Marine's new electronic shift and throttle system for its popular V6 outboard engines. The new Honda in-cowl system provides shift and throttle actuation within the current outboard cowling envelope for ease of use and an integrated design.
Featuring a stylized control handle and tailored to Honda's exacting performance requirements, the shift and throttle system installs on new and previously purchased BF200, BF225 and BF250 Honda outboard engines, creating a smooth incorporation into multiple products and boating platforms. Both single- and multi-engine applications can seamlessly accommodate the system without the need for additional installation kits or components.
“The new Honda electric shift and throttle system further enhances our commitment to creating engine products that provide the highest levels of customer satisfaction,” said Alan Simmons, national manager, Honda Marine. “The introduction of this system allows our customers to enjoy an even better and more rewarding experience while using their Honda outboards.”
Single engine systems will include features for improved throttle control while docking, fine tuning of trolling speed and multi-station applications. Multi-engine systems will include engine synchronization, single lever control for all engines utilizing the system, single bottom trim of all engines and individual trim controls for twin engine setups. The system will also feature onboard diagnostics for easy setup.
A compact control processor includes one processor per engine for system integrity and tachometer inputs for multi-engine synchronization. The shift actuator is shift mounted in the upper rigging cover with a three-position, high shift load capacity. For ease of installation, a two-piece rigging cover has been utilized.