Suzuki Marine is introducing new
4-stroke outboards with innovative advancements
DF70, DF80, and DF90: When it comes to 4-stroke
outboards Suzuki is known to have pioneered many technical advances that make
these motors better. In these new 2009 outboards they have built a more compact
4-cylinder Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) powerhead with four valve per cylinder and
91.7 cubic inches displacement on the 70, 80, and 90 Horsepower models.
The Suzuki DF70 comes in a small
package but produces a lot of punch
Incorporated into these fine outboards are
advanced technological designs which include a digital sequential electronic
fuel injection and a solid state ignition for improved performance and
efficiency, Suzuki's proven offset drive shaft for a compact design and better
balance, a powerful 2.59:1 final drive ratio for quick hole shots and great top
end performance and a zero-maintenance self-adjusting timing chain. In addition
these Suzuki outboards feature a powerful 30 amp alternator to provide all the
juice boaters and anglers need for all day operation of pumps, electronics,
trolling motor, and more.
The new outboards such as this
80-HP 4-stroke is more efficient than ever
Each boat, especially the smaller 17 foot
watercrafts, have an outboard weight limitation which prevents them from using
some brands. Suzuki's DF90 uses a compact powerhead and offset driveshaft that
make it the smallest outboard in the 90 horsepower class. It's engine height is
only 58 1/2 inches whereas competing 90-HP outboards can be as much as nine
inches taller. Aside from the dimensions, the new Suzuki 90-HP outboard is said
to be the lightest 4-stroke 90-HP outboard on the market.
"These new models bring serious advantages in
performance, efficiency and size, and they deliver these benefits right to the
heart of the fresh and saltwater boating market," said Larry Vandiver, Marketing
Director of Suzuki Marine. "Our factory set out to develop outboard motors that
represent all we've learned about marine power. They're quicker, faster and
lighter than the competition on a wide range of boats. Our testing has shown
that, once again, they've hit the bull's eye. Suzuki is going to 'Power 4-Ward'
and leave other 4-strokes a step or two behind. These three new models are going
to give other outboards in the class a serious case of 'performance anxiety',"
The 90-HP is one of the smallest
and lightest in its class
Because the DF70, DF80, and DF90 outboards are
compact in size and lightweight, they are great for flat boats, small center
consoles, pontoon boats, and small aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats.
Recommended operating range for these new outboards is at 5000 to 6000 RPMs.
DF100: With the introduction of the 70, 80, and 90-HP outboards Suzuki has
also developed the company's first 100 horsepower 4-stroke motor and it is the
only outboard in this category available in the United States.
Introducing the new DF100, Suzuki's 100
horsepower outboard, and the only outboard in this category available in the USA
The DF100 is build from a 118.9 cubic inch
inline 4-cylinder Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) powerhead with four valves per
cylinder that's very similar to the smaller new outboards mentioned above. It
also features the advanced technology such as the digital multi-point electronic
fuel injection, a tuned and water-cooled intake system, and a water-cooled fuel
rail optimize power and performance under the full range of operating
conditions. Together with Suzuki's race-proven 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system,
these features add up to 100-HP that really gives the motor the punch it needs.
"Having the only 100-horsepower outboard -
and a clean, efficient and reliable 4-stroke at that - should give us a
competitive edge in the North American boating market," said Larry Vandiver. "It
will also give boat builders and boaters more choice when it comes to putting
together the ideal package for fresh and saltwater applications. Now that we've
got all 4-stroke line from 2.5 to 300 horsepower, we're engineering ways to
better meet the needs of the marine industry and its customers."
The new 70, 80, 90, and 100 HP outboards are
great for center console boats
Suzuki's proven offset driveshaft moves the
DF100's center of gravity forward, for an overall compact design and better
balance on the transom. The DF100 is available in two models with a 20 or 25
inch shaft. It also features a powerful 2.59 final drive ratio for greater
performance, and it's built for greater fuel efficiency at the same time.
Conclusion: With the introduction of
these new, advanced 4-stroke outboards boaters have more choices on how to power
their small craft. The new 2009 Suzuki outboards are quieter, more reliable, and
performance, and are much more fuel efficient, something that's needed especially
with our record setting fuel prices today. Suzuki Marine is planning on debuting
the DF70, DF80, DF90, and DF100 outboards in May at The Ocean Reef Club on Key