Suzuki recently held a press conference at the Genoa Boat Show to announce the launch of its new DF150A.
This new product launch will undoubtedly strengthen Suzuki’s position within this key horsepower sector of the market. Customers will benefit from Suzuki’s core technologies all geared up to delivering outstanding power and exciting performance together with superior fuel efficiency – all from a super compact and lightweight unit.
Boasting a class-leading 2.9-litre in-line four-cylinder DOHC engine, this new model also uses a high 10.2:1 compression ratio, which provides great low-end torque and generates impressive acceleration.
To maximise performance, the new DF150A are equipped with a Semi-Direct Air Intake System to provide the engine with a cooler flow of air, an O₂ Sensor to optimise combustion, and a knock sensor for superior reliability.
Furthermore, Suzuki has utilised its pioneering offset drive shaft to move the outboard’s centre of gravity forward, to improve balance and reduce vibration on the transom whilst contributing greatly to the outboard’s overall compactness.
Market-leading fuel efficiency
Fuel economy is an important issue for all boaters. The DF150A benefits from Suzuki’s unrivalled Lean Burn Control System, which is designed to save fuel both at low speed and up into the cruising range. This is done by predicting fuel needs according to operating conditions, then delivering an optimum mixture of fuel and air to the engine, which in the case of these new models results in a 7% improvement for the DF150A over the current DF150. This proves once again, that with a Suzuki powering your boat, you can go further, faster, for less.
All of these features mean that these new models compare extremely favourably against the models they replace. Indeed, the DF150A delivers over 3% more torque than the current DF150 and can achieve a superior level of overall performance. Plus, to enhance the smooth and positive nature of the mechanical controls, customers can choose from one of Suzuki’s ergonomically designed binnacle or side-mount control boxes.
The outboards feature new 3D decals and are available in Pearl Nebular Black or Cool White, allowing customers to pick the colour that best suits their boat.
Yasuharu Osawa, Managing Officer, Executive General Manager, Marine Operations, Suzuki Motor Corporation, said, “This is an important horsepower sector for us and the introduction of these new models will strengthen our line-up. The new DF150A is packed with the very latest Suzuki’s technologies which will deliver the ultimate boating experience.“
For more information on Suzuki’s new DF150A or their full line of 4-stroke outboard motors from 2.5 to 350 horsepower, please visit www.suzukimarine.co.za or contact your Local Suzuki Marine Dealer.
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