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Honda GX V-twin engine

Honda GX V-twin engine offers more power and electronic fuel-injection. It also uses the same oil filters as your Civic.

At the 2019 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, which showcases suppliers from the construction industry, Honda introduced powerful new additions to its legendary GX Series of V-Twin general-purpose commercial engines.

Expanding the lineup are four new Honda V-Twin engines, the iGX700/iGXV700and iGX800/iGXV800, models that offer commercial construction and turf industry customers versatile power and greater adaptability with excellent fuel efficiency in a compact package. Providing enhanced performance and quality, the engines are equipped with fuel injection technology and an integrated electronic self-tuning regulator governor that delivers drive-by-wire remote control capability to manage key aspects of engine operation.

Honda GX V-twin engine

The new Honda V-Twin engines, available in both horizontal and vertical shaft configurations, share the same footprint as existing models. The electronic governor allows the engine to regulate power when the load changes for the demanding commercial applications including concrete and construction equipment (power screeds, hydraulic power units, concrete saws, ride-on concrete trowels, vibratory rollers, generators and pressure washers) and commercial turf equipment (zero-turn radius mowers, lawn tractors, garden tractors, utility vehicles, trenchers, stump grinders and chipper/shredders).

Like the current Honda GX630/GXV630 and GX690/GXV690 models, the new iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 engines feature cutting-edge design and innovative, technologically advanced elements, including a hemispherical combustion chamber, an integrated cylinder and cylinder head, forged steel connecting rods and a 9.3:1 compression ratio, contributing to high efficiency as well as low noise and vibration. In addition, the integrated cylinder and head eliminate the need for a head gasket, resulting in superior cooling and reliable performance. The integration of electronic fuel injection (EFI), along with the advanced combustion chamber design and the integrated Digital Capacitive Ignition (CDI) with variable timing, results in excellent fuel efficiency and enhanced operation.

Honda GX V-twin engine

Integration of Electronic Fuel Injection

The Honda iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 V-Twin engines are some of the most powerful electronic fuel-injected general-purpose models for sale in the demanding commercial power equipment space. The EFI configuration offers a number of performance enhancements for the new Honda engines, including:

  • Efficient Fuel Consumption: Honda V-Twin engines with EFI boast excellent fuel efficiency due, in part, to an electronic control system (ECS) that continually monitors and adjusts the engine’s air/fuel ratio according to variable operating conditions and engine load requirements, maintaining optimal combustion conditions.
  • Adaptability and Enhanced Reliability: In addition to optimizing air/fuel ratios, the Honda V-Twin EFI-equipped engines offer improved ignition timing over the complete range of operating speeds and compensate for other factors to continually maintain optimal performance.
  • Improved Starting: Honda iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 V-Twin engines boast easy starting performance in both hot and cold temperature conditions, such as when the equipment is started cold or temporarily stopped mid-job. The EFI system and high-pressure fuel pump allow for an ideal air/fuel mixture before it is emulsified and vaporized.

Because the new Honda V-Twin iGX engines eliminate the need for manual manipulation of the choke and throttle, they also are ideal for rental applications. Additional iGX design features that users will appreciate include a digital ignition system; long-life air filter; automotive-style starter motor; low- pressure and high-pressure fuel pumps; engine temperature monitoring; and parameter-setting ECUs. Benefiting consumers, Honda iGX technology results in excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and low noise through engine speed that can adapt based on power demands.


The new Honda V-Twin models feature high power output in a compact design comparable to the compact base frame footprints of other high-output Honda engines, ranging from the GX630 to the iGX800. The design compatibility minimizes changing time, making it easy for the user to install the new V-Twin models when older engines reach the end of their service lives. The design also allows manufacturers maximum flexibility with current tooling and frames.

Now the most powerful general-purpose EFI models offered by Honda, these compact engines are set to deliver complete drive-by-wire remote control capability and adaptability to a host of commercial construction and heavy-duty turf applications. The iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 and V-Twin engines will be available later this year. All models will carry a three-year warranty.

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