I've been a huge fan of Suzuki Outboards for the past 20 years. I can honestly say I've never lost a day of fishing due to something I didn't do the engines myself. Now, Suzuki is changing the game introducing a best-in-class, inline-4 200 hp. outboard engine. This will be groundbreaking for technical bayboat applications as well as twin installations on mid- to larger-size center consoles. I can't wait to see what they have in store at the Miami Boat Show in February:
With its new DF200A 200-horsepower inline-four-cylinder outboard motor, Suzuki offers boaters a new dimension in 4-stroke power, as the new DF200A delivers the kind of impressive performance one would expect only from a V6 engine. The DF200A features:
- Direct Air Intake and Variable Valve Timing for exceptional performance
- 175-cubic-inch “Big Block” Displacement and a Higher Compression Ratio with for impressive acceleration and low end torque
- Lean Burn Control Technology for up to a 32.6 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to Suzuki’s V6 200-horsepower outboard
- Knock, O2 and Water Detection Sensors and systems to monitor and control internal engine operating parameters and improve reliability
- Importantly, the new 4-stroke DF200A weighs in at just 498 pounds, more than 12 percent less than Suzuki’s V6 200-horsepower outboard.
The advantages in terms of cost of operation (less weight, improved fuel economy, easier maintenance) and exceptional performance, make this engine a perfect match for all kinds of boats, from freshwater fishing boats to technical saltwater flats boats and center consoles, and especially today’s larger, more luxurious pontoons and deck boats.