Honda V-Twin Engine General Overview

1/25/2012 5:09:00 PM

1.  Discuss the Honda V-Twin engine model line-up.  Which Honda V-Twin engine powers the all-new EB10000 generator?

Honda V-Twin engines offer customers more power, adaptability, greater fuel economy and reduced emissions in a more compact package.  The series includes six V-Twin models (GX/GXV630, GX/GXV660 and GX/GXV690). The Honda GX630 engine powers the all-new Honda EB generator model.

2.  What are the applications for the Honda V-Twin models (both vertical and horizontal crankshaft models)? 

Honda V-Twin models are available in both horizontal and vertical shaft configurations and are well suited for commercial turf, utility vehicle, construction and rental equipment applications. Specifically, Honda 's V-Twin engines are designed for demanding, power-hungry, commercial applications such as  commercial turf and landscape equipment (zero-turn radius mowers, lawn tractors, trenchers, stump grinders and chipper/shredders) and construction equipment (concrete saws, vibratory rollers, ride-on cement trowels, and generators).  Additional applications include use in pressure washers and floor buffers.

The smaller overall packaging of the Honda V-Twin also allows for more versatility and a greater breadth of product applications, including the all-new Honda EB10000 generator.

3.  What design features contribute to the superior performance of the Honda V-Twin engines?

Honda V-Twin engines feature an advanced style that looks different from other engines in its class.  A number of design elements contribute to the engine 's enhanced performance:

  • A hemispherical combustion chamber engine design is used on all V-Twin models.  This design offers a higher 9.3:1 compression ratio, higher power output and greater displacement in a more compact design.
  • An integrated cylinder and cylinder head eliminates the need for a head gasket and bolts, resulting in a reduction in the number of components and increased reliability. 
  • Cooling efficiency is improved via the smooth resin fan design with large air intake that leads to more efficient cooling and reduced noise.  Noise is further reduced via the use of steel connecting rods and aluminum push rods.
  • Fuel consumption is reduced to levels comparable to fuel injected competitor engines through the use of precise fuel metering through a twin barrel inner-vent carburetor, reduced internal friction and digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) with variable ignition timing. 

4.  What key features make the Honda V-Twin design so technologically advanced?

The V-Twin Engine Series features a higher compression ratio – 9.3:1 – than most engines in its class. Superior fuel efficiency, emission performance and noise reduction are some of the most important advancements for this product.  With Honda V-Twin models, customers are receiving more power, better fuel economy, reduced emissions, and less noise – all in a smaller, more versatile envelope.  

5.  Are the Honda V-Twin models designed as original equipment only for commercial applications or can equipment owners purchase the engines individually as replacement engines for equipment?

Consumers can purchase an engine individually, and it is always advisable to consult a local Honda Engine Distributor regarding the purchase. This ensures that the end-user selects the correct model for the specific application in question and that any additional necessary components, such as the muffler, are ordered.