Vertical Shaft Engines


The GXV690 V-Twin is adaptable to many different functions from commercial lawncare equipment to the more demanding range of construction and industrial equipment. It's often the engine of choice for tractors and small vehicles.


The high capacity pump facilitates consistent oil delivery and a handy Oil Alert. Honda’s Oil Alert system prevents engine seizure due to a low oil condition. When the oil reaches a level that is too low for safe operation, the engine warns you or stops automatically. It's a great addition to help protect your engine. 

It features aluminium push rods with steel tips are lightweight with low vibration. Teamed with a high capacity 36 blade cooling fan, this engine is exceptionally quiet.

The result is a long-lasting, high-performing and reliable engine.


Fuel economy is similar to fuel injection, with the simplicity of carburetion.

Honda’s Variable Timing Digital CDI ignition allows optimal ignition timing based on engine speed. The results in excellent starting, high power output, reduced fuel consumption, and outstanding emissions performance. An engine rev limiter is also incorporated to prevent over-revving.

Product CodeGXV690RHTAF
TypeAir-cooled 4-stroke OHV
Bore & Stroke78 X 72mm
Displacement688 cc
Compression Ratio9.3:1
Net Power

22.1 HP (16.5 kW) @ 3,600 rpm

Max Net Torque35.6 lb-ft (48.3 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital CDI with variable ignition timing
Starting SystemElectric
Recommended FuelUnleaded
Lubrication SystemForced lubrication
Air CleanerDual element
Oil Capacity2.2 litres
Dry Weight44.7 kg approx.