Originally Posted by 1bigmess
I guess I'm going to have to go to a dealer that sells both and really go over them very closely. Both the Honda and the Yamaha units have so many good things going for them, it's hard to decide. I like that the Hondas with the Companion that has the 30 amp plug can be run independently if you don't need the full capacity of two tied together, the dealer network, the ease of running an external fuel tank, and company reputation. I like the cast iron cylinder and roller bearings of the Yamaha, and both are the right size for me to lift and lug around. Both brands can be had for similar pricing if one shops around.
It's not a really easy decision right now.
Check out the Smarter Tools with Yamaha engine. I purchased 2 with parallel cable. I have a couple videos on my YouTube one building a TT enclosure for them. I researched and glad I went with this option.