JUST IN: Check Out The All-New Suzuki DF140BG
WATCH the big unveiling ceremony, see 6 main new features and specs, plus: when it arrives and how to pre-order your new Suzuki DF140BG today
More speed. Faster acceleration. And easier maintenance. The all-new Suzuki DF140BG is officially launched and coming to South Africa. And it’s the world’s first drive-by-wire outboard in the 140hp category. Our team brings you all the insights:
Watch the official unveiling video. See the new outboard. Compare it to the current DF140A and discover all 6 new features of the DF140BG. Plus: We’ll tell you how to pre-order yours below.
WATCH: NEW SUZUKI DF140BG UNVEILING
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Posted by Nautysport on Wednesday, 1 July 2020
ABOUT THE NEW SUZUKI DF140BG
It really is the first 140hp outboard to feature drive-by-wire technology – the current DF140A is mechanical. And that means the new BG version is more responsive when you throttle or shift gears, and it’s going to give you better fuel efficiency.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE CURRENT DF140A?
Slightly bigger and heavier than the DF140A, the new DF140BG features a higher compression ratio and torque output. So you’re also going to feel the difference in terms of speed and acceleration.
Let’s take a look at some of the main improvements in the new DF140BG:
6 MAIN FEATURES
1. HIGHER COMPRESSION RATIO
The Suzuki engineers have taken the tried and tested 2 045cm3 four-cylinder 4-stroke engine of DF140A series and boosted it’s 9.7 compression ratio to a remarkable 10.5 in the new DF140BG.
That means max torque is up to 163.7Nm and you’re going to see the fuel savings on your pocket.
2. BETTER FUEL EFFICIENCY
We’ve tested the new 140BG, and you’re going to see 4% less fuel usage at lower speeds and up to 14% better fuel efficiency at top-end speeds.
3. MORE SPEED, FASTER ACCELERATION
We’ve put the Suzuki DF140BG through its paces, and it’s a speed monster! The more responsive drive-by-wire system meant it gave us about 1 second faster acceleration times than the existing mechanical 140A.
And we got an average of 3.6km/h faster top speed.
4. GREAT NEW DESIGN
When you compare the look of the BG to the A-series, you’ll see it features a smooth and sleek new finish. With new all-black decals. And it comes in Nebular Black and Super Cool White colour options.
But it’s not all good looks. The new cowling design is actually to house a new air-intake structure that enhances intake performance too.
5. QUIETER OPERATION
That means she’s also quieter! The new intake is specially designed with a new large-volume resonator that reduces high-pitched noises at the intakes. And we’ve also included an optimised silencer that reduces resonance.
Plus: We’ve soundproofed the engine! That’s right, Suzuki completely replaced the engine cover material with an all-new, all-quiet sound-absorbing compound.
6. EASIER TO MAINTAIN
We’ve also made it easier to reach the oil filter. All you have to do is lift the upper cover and you get instant access to the filter. And there’s also a handy new oil spray tray that catches excess liquid when out technicians replace the filter. So your new DF140BG stays beautifully clean.
WHEN CAN I BUY THE NEW SUZUKI DF140BG?
The new DF140BG is available in TL and TX/ZX versions, in white or black. And the first shipment arrives in South Africa in October 2020.
It’s going to be a limited first batch, so Suzuki Marine has said we can take pre-orders right now.
HOW TO PRE-ORDER YOURS RIGHT NOW!
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