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Suzuki Advances Four-Stroke Outboards
Big block 150hp and 175hp motors for 2006


Two new powerful and compact inline four-cylinder fuel-Injected 150hp and 175hp models have been unveiled at this years Miami Int. Boat Show preview. This special preview marked the first worldwide showing of Suzuki's powerful new 150-horsepower (DF150) and
175-horsepower (DF175) outboard motors, planned for introduction later this year as 2006 models.

The new DF150 and DF175 are the most powerful four-cylinder outboards ever built by the Suzuki Motor Corporation.
"Our designers and engineers have developed these new engines to further expand on the potential of four-stroke power for marine applications," said Larry Vandiver, Marketing Director for Suzuki Marine. "These new big block outboards build on the advances we have made in four-stroke engine performance - and promise to provide boaters with a more powerful acceleration from a standing start, quicker throttle response and an exciting top end that has to be experienced to be believed."

Suzuki expects these new motors to appeal to owners of a wide range of boats, especially performance-orientated RIBs.

The big block displacement does not mean added size or weight, as these new motors are targeted to be the lightest, most compact 4-strokes of their kind. Like Suzuki's award-winning V6s, the DF150 and DF175 will swing a larger diameter prop than the typical 150-horsepower outboard and feature a more aggressive gear ratio. The combination of larger prop and lower gear ratio will deliver superior acceleration, which will be appreciated by owners of high-performance leisure craft and RIBs.

20-inch and 25-inch shaft lengths will be offered to fit the transoms of a wide range of fresh and saltwater boats, and counter rotation on 20-inch and 25-inch models will be available for twin engine installations on offshore boats.

March 2005