GCV160/190

Quiet, Lightweight Reliable Power
Honda GCV engines offer a quiet, yet powerful and lightweight combination for a variety of demanding applications. Ideal for residential mowers and pressure washers, these engines pack a punch.

COMMON APPLICATIONS

Pressure washers
Lawn mowers
Agricultural equipment
Forestry equipment

GCV160

GCV190

Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC
Bore x Stroke 2.5" x 2.0" (64 mm x 50 mm) 2.7" x 2.0" (69 mm x 50 mm)
Displacement 9.8 cu in (160 cm3) 11.4 cu in (187 cm3)
Net Power Output* 4.4 HP (3.3 kW) @ 3600 rpm 5.1HP (3.8 kW) @ 3600 rpm
Net Torque 6.9 lb-ft (9.4 Nm) @ 2500 rpm 8.3 lb-ft (11.3 Nm) @ 2500 rpm
PTO Shaft Rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side) Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1
Carburetor Horizontal type butterfly valve Horizontal type butterfly valve
Ignition System Transistorized magneto Transistorized magneto
Starting System Recoil/electric Recoil/electric
Air Cleaner Dry (paper filter) Dry (paper filter)
Governor System Centrifugal Mechanical Centrifugal Mechanical
Fuel Tank Capacity .98 U.S. qts (.93 liter) 0.98 U.S. qts (.93 liter)
Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher Unleaded 86 octane or higher
Oil Capacity 0.58 US qt (0.55l) 0.58 US qt (0.55l)
Lubrication System Splash Splash
Dry Weight 22.0 lbs (10.0 kg) 27.6 lbs (12.5 kg)
Fuel Efficient, High Output Operation
  • Compact combustion chamber, overhead cam design, and uniblock construction reduce fuel consumption Learn More
  • Powerful torque across a wide RPM range helps reduce engine speed drop from sudden load increases.
Compact and Lightweight
  • The lightest engines in their class
  • The world's first general purpose engine internal timing belt Learn More
  • Tough resin overhead cam for durability and quietness
  • Uni-block construction
Quiet, Smooth Performance
  • Internal timing belt provides quiet operation
  • Valvetrain and gear noise is minimized
  • Precision engineered and machined components result in lower vibration
Proven Reliability
  • Dua-Lube System provides superior engine lubrication
  • Simple construction reduces many potential maintenance needs
  • High quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Single element air filter
Easy to Use and Maintain
  • Auto Choke System available Learn More
  • Easy access oil drain and fill
  • Easily accessible spark plug
  • Proven lifetime timing belt design Learn More
Easy Starting
  • Horizontal cross-flow intake port to smooth the flow of fuel
  • Automatic mechanical decompression Learn More
  • Electronic ignition
Emissions Compliant
  • CARB and EPA certified
  • No catalyst necessary
  • Built in charcoal canister in gas cap
Available Options
  • Honda blade brake clutch assembly available for lawn mower applications
  • Different controls are available for a variety of different applications (pressure washer, lawnmower, log splitter, etc.)
  • Electric start version available