Vertical Shaft Engines


The GXV160 is the engine that powers Honda lawn mowers so you know it'll be the best to work with practically any type of commercial lawn or garden equipment. It's also used to power forestry equipment, construction, industrial and agricultural equipment.


The GXV160's precision camshaft design offers precise valve timing and optimal valve overlap for better fuel efficiency, and its Overhead Valve design supplies optimal power transfer. It incorporates a high compression ratio for better fuel efficiency; handy for your pocket – and the environment.

Precision engineered components result in lower vibration for smoother performance. With its large capacity, multi-chamber exhaust system and lightweight materials, it is powerful yet exceptionally quiet.


The large fuel tank and easily accessible spark plug make it easier to maintain.

Honda’s Oil Alert system helps to prevent engine seizure due to low oil. The system consists of an oil level sensor inside the crankcase. When the oil reaches a level that is too low for safe operation the engine warns you or stops automatically. All these features will help you look after your engine for optimum performance.

Type4-stroke, overhead valve, single-cylinder, Vertical Shaft
Bore & Stroke68 x 45mm
Displacement163 cc
Compression Ratio8.0:1
Net Power

3.2kW (4.3HP) at 3600rpm

Continuous Rated Power

2.0kW (2.7HP) at 3000rpm

Max Net Torque9.6 Nm at 2500rpm
Ignition SystemTransistorised magneto ignition
Starting SystemRecoil Starter
Cooling SystemForced-air
PTO Shaft RotationCounter-clockwise (from P.T.O. side)
Fuel Consumption at Rated Power1.1 L/h at 3000rpm
Recommended FuelUnleaded
Recommended Oil10W/30 API SG
Lubrication SystemForced Splash
Oil Capacity0.65 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)1.8 litres
Dry Weight14.3 kg approx.
Length420 mm
Width365 mm
Height357 mm