200 – 225 – 250 HP

Making The Best Even Better.

We’ve redesigned our flagship BF250, BF225, and BF200 models inside and out, adding features, updates and improvements that make these acclaimed V6 outboards better than ever. From easier maintenance to tougher corrosion resistance, the new BF250, BF225, and BF200 outboards take legendary Honda performance into new waters.

The BF200, BF225, and BF250 feature Honda’s exclusive Intelligent Shift and Throttle, or iST. iST provides all the features boaters are looking for, including:

  • Allows for up to 4 engines and 2 control stations
  • Effortless control
  • Fine tuning of throttle settings at any speed
  • Enhanced docking and slow speed control
  • User-programmable system defaults
  • Simple, easy to understand user interface


Of course, we’ve kept the famous technological advances Honda outboard owners love, many of which are shared with Honda’s renowned automobile engines. BF225 and BF250 models include VTEC® for explosive mid-range torque. All three models feature:

  • BLAST™, for maximum holeshot performance
  • Lean Burn Control for remarkable fuel efficiency.
  • A best-in class, automotive-style 90 amp alternator and our AMP+® electronic control that automatically increases amperage as needed at idle.
  • Multi-Port Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) consistently delivers the ideal fuel/air mix to the cylinders, for impressive starts, response, performance, and efficiency.
  • NMEA 2000® Certified, allowing the use of third-party electronic components without the expense of an additional gateway interface.
  • Honda’s industry-leading True-5, five-year, non-declining warranty



BF200 BF225 BF250
Type 4-Stroke, SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve 4-Stroke, SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve 4-Stroke, SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve
Displacement 3,583 cc (219 cubic inches) 3,583 cc (219 cubic inches) 3583cc (219 cubic ins.)
Bore & Stroke 89 x 96 mm (3.5 x 3.8 in.) 89 x 96 mm (3.5 x 3.8 in.) 89 X 96 mm
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000-6,000 RPM 5,000-6,000 RPM 5300 – 6300 RPM
Rated Power 200 HP @ 5,500 rpm 225 HP @ 5,500 RPM 250 HP @ 5800 RPM
Cooling System Water Cooled Water Cooled Water Cooled
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection Programmed Fuel Injection Programmed Fuel Injection
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed MicroComputer Programmed MicroComputer Programmed
Starting System Electric Electric Electric
Exhaust Through Hub Through Hub Through Hub
Lubrication Wet Sump Wet Sump Wet Sump
Trim Range -4° to +16° -4° to +16° -4° to +16°
Tilt Range 72° 72° 72°


BF200 BF225 BF250
Gear Ratio 2.00:1 2.00:1 2.00:1
Gear Shift F-N-R F-N-R F-N-R
Alternator (Electric Start) 90-Amp (1118 watt) 90-Amp (1118 watt) 90-Amp (1118 watt)
Battery Charging Power 60 Amps (756 watts) 60 Amps (756 watts) 60 Amps (756 watts)
Propeller Optional Optional Optional
Power Tilt NA NA NA
Power Trim & Tilt Standard Standard Standard
Gas Assisted Tilt NA NA NA
Oil Pressure Alert Standard Standard Standard
Temperature Alert Standard Standard Standard
Rev-Limiter Standard Standard Standard
Speedometer Pickup Standard Standard Standard


BF200 BF225 BF250
Overall Width 660 mm/26 inches 660 mm/26 inches 660 mm / 26 inches

Transom Height

BF200 BF225 BF250
L Type 508 mm/20 inches 508 mm/20 inches 508 mm / 20 in.
X Type 635 mm/25 inches 635 mm/25 inches 635 mm / 25 in.
XX Type 762 mm/30 inches 762 mm / 30 in.

Dry Weight

BF200 BF225 BF250
L-Type 276 kg/609 lbs 276 kg/609 lbs 276 kg/609 lbs
X-Type 282 kg/622 lbs 282 kg/622 lbs 282 kg/622 lbs
XX-Type 286 kg/632 lbs 286 kg/632 lbs
CARB 2017 Rating 3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars