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Why Choose Suzuki? 11 Unique Features You Should Know About

No one knows outboards better: WATCH: One of the top outboard technicians in Africa (maybe even the world) explains when and why you’d choose Suzuki outboards for your boat

Why choose Suzuki? Better engineering. More power. Less fuel. And more boating pleasure. Here are 11 reasons from one of the most recognised outboard specialists and #BoatPros why you’d choose a Suzuki outboard for your boat.

WATCH: WHY CHOOSE SUZUKI OUTBOARDS

Why choose Suzuki?

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Posted by Suzuki Marine South Africa on Thursday, 3 September 2020

In this video, our own Warren Rachman takes us through some of the amazing technological advances that make Suzuki one of the preferred outboards worldwide. He’s been dedicated in the Suzuki family for some 13 years, with numerous years with others lie Honda and Yamaha before that, and about 30 years’ experience as a commercial skipper.

Probably one of the most experienced outboard technicians and Africa and the Middle-East (if not the world!), Warren is a marine-operations advisor to international peacekeeping forces, so he really knows his stuff. And he reckons you buy a Suzuki because of the superior engineering: “You get better fuel economy, more power and lower noise, all for a better boating experience.”

11 REASONS WHY YOU’D CHOOSE SUZUKI

Suzuki Lean Burn Control System, Fuel Economy Outboard Technology by Nauti-tech Suzuki

1 SUZUKI’S INDUSTRY-LEADING LEAN BURN TECHNOLOGY

Available on most Suzukis, form the DF15A all the way up to the DF350 (excepting the V6 version of the DF200 and DF250), Lean Burn is an intelligent system that automatically optimises the fuel-air mixture for optimum combustion, depending on your boating conditions. It makes the outboard cheaper to run. Discover Suzuki Lean Burn.

Suzuki Variable Valve Timing Technology, fuel economy, by Nauti-TEch

2 VARIABLE VALVE-TIMING (VVT)

Standard on all outboards from the DF150 upward, VVT means an intelligent system that can adjust the timing to give you different types of power output at different speeds. Important, because on a boat you often want more torque on your mid to lower speeds. See more on variable valve timing.

Suzuki Multi-Stage Induction for more power and better fuel economy by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

3 MULTI-STAGE INDUCTION FOR BETTER AIRFLOW

Suzukis feature the ability to switch between longer and shorter manifold air intakes, which they do automatically based on your speed and the power you need. Basically just giving you more efficient power by controlling the air pressure and combustion inside the motor. Explore multi-stage induction.

Suzuki Multi-Stage Induction for more power and better fuel economy by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

4 BETTER WEIGHT AND BALANCE WITH OFFSET DRIVE SHAFT

One of the technologies Suzuki pioneered, the offset driveshaft meant that Suzuki could move its motor to sit over the transom – in the past, the motor would hang over the back of the boat. But the offset driveshaft means you get better weight distribution, which gives you less vibration and noise but also means the Suzuki motor is more compact. It’s available from the Suzuki DF70A upwards.

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5 2-STAGE GEAR REDUCTION

Another very important innovation is Suzuki’s gear reduction that happens in two places in the motor. This gave Suzuki the power to turn larger propellers more effectively, giving you extra power and faster acceleration.

6 SUZUKI IS THE MOST AWARDED OUTBOARD MANUFACTURER

Suzuki has won more NMMA awards than any other outboards manufacturer. And the awards honour superior technology that’s cost-effective and “truly beneficial to the consumer”. Check out the list of Suzuki’s most award-wining outboard motors.

Best Outboard Motors in the World: NMMA Award Winning Suzuki DF30 Outboard Motors by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

7 SELF-ADJUSTING TIMING CHAIN

From the DF40 up, Suzukis feature a no-maintenance timing chain that’s permanently lubricated and completely self-adjusting. Warren says he’s personally seen one of these with 3500 hours on it that still looks brand new!

Best Outboard Motors in the World: NMMA Award Winning Suzuki DF350 Outboard Motors by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

8 SPECIAL ANTI-CORROSION FINISH

Anti-corrosion is bonded to all the most important metal parts of the engine, meaning they last longer.

Best Outboard Motors in the World: NMMA Award Winning Outboard Motors by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

9 ADVANCED TITL LIFT SYSTEM

Suzuki features a more advanced outboard tilt and lift system, and there are numerous ways to control it – often right from the control console, but there’s also a manual lift option.

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10 MULTI-POINT SEQUENTIAL FUEL INJECTION

Suzukis feature fully computerised and electronic fuel injectors, which is a huge leap over the old carburetor fuel-delivery method, giving you up to 50% better fuel consumption.

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11 ALL SUZUKI 4-STROKES FEATURE DOHC

The double-overhead cams in Suzukis give you four valves per cylinder, and it makes your outboard more compact and, together with all the fuel-saving and optimising systems, gives you a better all-round performance.

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PS: See how the planet while fishing with the new Suzuki MicroPlastic Collection Device.

BONUS: SUZUKI DF140A REVIEW

In this test run, the Suzuki DF140A under review achieved an average of 16.4 Litres per hour at 21 knots in choppy conditions. And did 19.6 Litres per hour at 26 knots. Thanks to Suzuki Lean Burn.

ABOUT WARREN RACHMAN

Famously able to diagnose almost any outboard concern just from the sound over the phone from kilometres away (not that he has to, just that he can!), Warren Rachman is not only one of the most recognised outboard technicians, but he’s also a champion angler, with numerous competitive wins under his belt and provincial angling colours. And, of course, he’s the founder and operator of the coolest Suzuki Marine Workshop by far.

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Phone Warren on 081 042 4834, email him on warren@nautitechsuzuki.com and connect with Warren on Facebook.

PLUS: Check out the entire collection of awesome video fishing tips and see the fast way to flush an outboard motor.


ABOUT THIS #GETBOATING SERIES

Our boating series comes courtesy of Suzuki Marine South Africa’s #SuziFlix project, and the SA network of Suzuki dealers we call #BoatPros. You can be part of the vibe by following Suzuki Marine SA on Facebook and YouTube.

WATCH: From the meaning of boating to accessories online and where to get your boating license, to reasons to start boating, 34+ boating dams and lakes in SA and more. Here’s what you should know about boating.

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THE PURSUIT OF AWESOME

Legend also has it that most boats run better under Suzuki power. Discover it for yourself among these Suzuki outboards.

Suzuki DF325 325hp outboard boat engine by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

NEW ATOMIC BOATS

Just arrived: New mono-hull boats with latest in design tech. Check out the new Atomic 19 Sport Fisher.

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ALL NEW BOATS

Plus: Deep sea, ski-boat, river or cabin cruisers: See all our custom-built new boats. And discover everything we’ve repowered, refitted, refurbed and all new launches + their motors, all under our collective of boats.

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