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.


Fuel economy is similar to fuel injection, with the simplicity of carburetion and it works brilliantly in the GSV690.

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.


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.

Recommended Retail Price
(including GST):
Product Code GXV690RHTAF
Model GXV690
Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV
Bore x Stroke 78 X 72mm
Displacement 688cm³
Net Power Output* 22.1 HP (16.5 kW) @ 3,600 rpm
Net Torque 35.6 lb-ft (48.3 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm
PTO Shaft Rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Lamp/Charge coil options 2.7A, 17A, 26A
Carburetor Horizontal type, two barrel butterfly valve, internal vent
Ignition System Digital CDI with variable ignition timing
Starting System Electric
Lubrication System Forced lubrication
Governor System Mechanical
Air cleaner Dual element
Oil Capacity 2.2L
Fuel Unleaded
Dry Weight 44.7 kg


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This product comes with a 3-year commercial warranty. With regular servicing by a Honda authorised dealer and using Genuine Honda Spare Parts it will work hard for many years.

Honda has a comprehensive dealer network that covers all of New Zealand with highly trained technicians and knowledgeable sales staff to help you make the right choice first time.