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3704 County Rd 34, Alexandria, Ontario
ID # 19811400

Honda GX160

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Quality and performance come standard.

The GX160 offers improved fuel economy, lower noise levels, lower vibration, and lower emissions – without sacrificing power output or performance. The current GX160 essentially matches the dimensions of previous models, so no modifications to existing equipment designs are necessary


  • Pressure washers
  • Commercial lawn and garden equipment
  • Tillers/cultivators
  • Generators
  • Construction/industrial equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Water pumps

Why Buy a Honda Engine?
Find out why Honda engines have a reputation for exceptional performance, quality and reliability.

Experience counts
Experience born on racetracks and roadways around the globe. Experience that keeps us on the cutting edge of engine performance technology. We have a well-earned reputation for our engine quality and performance. When you choose a Honda engine, or a product powered by Honda, you know what you're getting. An engine you can count on, now and in the future.

Excellent fuel efficiency. High power output. Quiet performance. Easy to use. What's our secret? Exceptional engineering and technology. Honda engines are truly built like no other.

Renowned reliability and quality
Honda sets the standard for reliable, hard-working engines. Our engines are built with high-quality components designed for optimum performance in the harshest environments. But don't just take our word for it. Honda stands behind our engines a three-year commercial warranty on all GX engines, 100cc and larger.

Or ask a Honda engine owner. Next time you visit a rental centre, see a landscape truck, or pass by a construction site, you'll probably see a Honda GX engine-powered piece of equipment. Stop and ask them what they think of the Honda engine. Chances are they'll tell you they wouldn't use anything else.

Legendary easy starting
Honda engines are renowned for being easy to start, day after day, year after year. From our unique automatic mechanical decompression system, to heavy duty recoil ropes, to more advanced variable ignition timing, our engines are designed with quick, easy starts in mind.

Environmental focus
Honda engines are 100% compliant with Canadian engineering and environmental standards. In fact, most Honda engines meet the strictest world standards, including EPA standards and the very strict CARB tier 3 Standards.

Canada-wide parts and service support
Honda understands the importance of getting you back to work quickly. Honda has a vast nationwide support network of over 1400 Registered Service Dealers, OEMs, HEDs and Honda Dealers. From parts to service, Honda servicing dealers are there to assist you when you need it. Find a servicing dealer.

The superior choice for manufacturers
Hundreds of OEMs trust Honda to power their products for instant credibility.

Sale Type
Engine Size
779 cm3 (48 CID)
Unleaded 86 octane or higher
Dry Weight
15.1 kg. (33 lbs)
Net Torque
7.6 lb-ft (10.3 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm
Air Cleaner
Dual element
Engine Type
Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC
Width (min)
362 mm (14.3")
163 cm3
Height (min)
346 mm (13.6")
Length (min)
312 mm (12.2")
Oil Capacity
0.58 litres (0.61 U.S. qts)
Bore X Stroke
68 mm x 45 mm
Ignition System
Transistorized magneto
Starting System
Recoil starter
Compression Ratio
Net Power Output*
4.8 HP (3.6 kW) @ 3,600 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.1 litres (3.3 U.S. qts)
Lubrication System
PTO Shaft Rotation
Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)


  • New design offers even better fuel economy than before!
  • Precision camshaft design offers precise valve timing and optimal valve overlap for better fuel efficiency
  • OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency


  • Precision-engineered components result in lower vibration
  • Reduced piston weight and precision balanced crankshaft result in lower engine vibration
  • Ball bearing supported crankshaft for greater stability


  • Aluminum push rods reduce both valve clearance and noise level
  • New enhancements to the muffler, breather valve, and case cover reduce noise level
  • Reduced mechanical noise due to light weight, noise-reducing materials
  • Forged steel crankshaft and rigid crankcase
  • Helical cut gears
  • Sophisticated air intake system


  • Oil Alert
  • New carburetor chamber coating and carburetor filter help to protect against fuel impurities
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • High-quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Fuel Valve
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty


  • Simple throttle control
  • Large fuel tanks
  • Large automotive type fuel cap
  • Dual oil drains and fill
  • Easy, convenient, heavy duty control box
  • Easily accessible spark plug


  • Heavy-duty recoil starter
  • Automatic mechanical de-compression system


  • Lower emissions, higher power output!
  • CARB and EPA certified
  • No catalyst necessary


  • Low profile versions
  • Gear reduction options
  • Electric start
  • Spark arrester available
  • Charge and lamp coils with multiple output options available
  • Cyclone Air Cleaner available