Honda Engines showcases latest GX and iGX models at GIE+EXPO

Honda Engines displayed its latest engines, including four new models in its large GX Series and two new models in its iGX Series, at GIE+EXPO 2010.

The large GX Series combines increased power and versatility with greater fuel economy in the same envelope. The new GX240, GX270, GX340 and GX390 models are overhead valve (OHV) horizontal-shaft engines that offer users durable power for a wide range of demanding commercial, construction and rental applications. They feature a host of technologies and design elements that allow for improved power output. The new GX models produce 6 percent more power than previous models, making them among the most powerful engines in each of their respective categories. This additional power is achieved via an advanced combustion chamber design, the implementation of Digital Capacitive Discharge Ignition (CDI) with variable ignition timing, and an increased compression ratio. Along with improved power, the new GX Series provides a significant reduction in noise and vibration, which is vital to end users of both commercial and residential engine applications. Noise has been reduced up to 5 decibels, making the new GX models among the quietest engines available in its class. A new reed-style breather valve and a new muffler design also contribute to the engine’s quiet operation, while a new light weight piston allows an optimized overbalance ratio for less operating vibration. Although fuel efficiency is a key attribute of all Honda engines, fuel consumption in the new GX family of engines has been significantly improved. The new large GX engines increase fuel efficiency by 12 percent. The new GX engines will also meet the 2011 EPA exhaust emission regulations without the use of a catalyst.

In addition to the new GX Series engines, Honda also expanded its iGX Series with all-new iGX340 and iGX390 engines. The iGX Series offers further enhancements to the GX Series, incorporating an electronic self-tuning regulator (STR) governor. Similar to GX engines, iGX engines are also OHV horizontal-shaft engines, yet provide additional advanced technologies for more complex applications.

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