Per the Avon specs I have, max engine weight is 175 kg for the 5.4mR. The Honda weighs in at 163 kg. How much is the auxiliary? For comparison, the lightest 90 hp I could find was the Tohatsu TLDI 90 at 143 kg. The second lightest I could find was the Evinrude E-TEC at 148 kg.
It doesn't take much to put waves over the transom of a Searider while drifting, which I do a fair amount of. Therefore, lighter weight was an consideration in my repower decision. I probably put 50-60 hours on my new E-TEC over two weeks of heavy use and I'm happy with my decision. Evinrude won my cash because I travel (trailer) widely with my boat, and know that anywhere I go, I'll be able to find Evinrude service, if needed. Tohatsu/Nissan would be more difficult to find service for, if needed. The low maintenance requirements were the other big factor for me.
That Honda does look like a pretty sweet engine though -EFI, VTEC. Might have considered that, but it looks like it's just becoming available now. The previous carbed model wasn't at all appealing to me. I really am more of a two stroke fan personally. The new clean burn 2 stroke are a simpler, more elegant engineering solution, IMHO.
Good luck with your decision, it's hard to make a mistake with any modern engine. They're all pretty darned good!