The BF200 and BF225 are now built with the same 3.6lt, V6 powerhead from the BF250

Targeting what it calls the “heart of the boating market”, Honda Marine has released new versions of its three largest outboard motors.

The BF200 and BF225 are now built with the same 3.6lt, V6 powerhead from the BF250, and all three models are now available with Honda’s Intelligent Shift and Throttle (iST). Mechanical versions of the outboards were released earlier this year.

“The 200hp-250hp range accounts for approximately 90% of all outboard motor purchases,” says Michael Rickey, senior manager, in a Honda Marine news release. “The redesigned Honda V6 outboards underscores our company’s commitment in serving these segments, growing the industry, and spreading the joy of boating to new boaters.”

Honda states the latest evolution of its flagship products feature “integrated innovative design, a sleek new Progressive V Form style, improved corrosion resistance, streamlined maintenance and an expanded number of rigging options for ease of use.”

The iST models are currently shipping to Honda dealers.