Honda's 4-Stroke Advantage
Experience counts, and the 4-stroke Honda outboard engines have been sold in North America for thirty years - beginning long before other manufacturers admitted their advantages. While 2-stroke engines rely on gas or air to carry a thin oil film to critical components, our four-strokes bathe every internal component in oil under constant pressure. Ports in 2-stroke cylinders and pistons accelerate piston and ring wear. But there are no intake and exhaust ports in a 4-stroke cylinder or piston, so they can run with tighter tolerances for longer life.