A look at new items for anglers going afloat
Preview of new boating products.
NEW SUZUKI DF175A & DF150A OUTBAORDS
Suzuki has just launched its new DF175A and DF150A outboard engines.
These latest motors should 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, they also use a high 10.2:1 compression ratio, which provides great low-end torque and generates impressive acceleration.
To maximise performance, the DF175A and 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 offset drive shaft to move the outboard’s centre of gravity forward, to improve balance and reduce vibration on the transom, while contributing greatly to the outboard’s overall compactness.
MARKET-LEADING FUEL EFFICIENCY
Fuel economy is an important issue for all boaters. Both these engines benefit from a 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 14 per cent improvement in fuel economy for the DF175A over the current DF175, and seven per cent for the DF150A over the current DF150.