Suzuki has announced the launch of two new fuel-efficient and high performance 4-stroke outboard motors – the all-new DF20A and the new generation DF15A.
by Martin Beeson The Haines Group
These new models, which made their world debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show on the 21st January 2012, are the first in their class to feature battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection.
The new Electronic Fuel Injection system will also be combined with Suzuki’s Lean Burn Fuel Control system, which will result in a number of benefits for boaters such as; easier starts, more responsive acceleration, smoother performance and above all, greater fuel efficiency.
To achieve this, Suzuki engineers have designed a completely new fuel injection system for these models, which includes; an inline high-pressure fuel pump, a throttle body and small fuel cooler, vapor separator and fuel injector. By designing these component parts to be smaller than those used on larger Electronic Fuel Injection engines (DF40-DF300) the overall weight of these new models has also been kept as low as possible.
According to Suzuki’s internal testing, this means that at just 44kg the new models will be the lightest and most compact outboards in their class.
The compact size and light weight of the new DF20A and DF15A make them an ideal power match for a wide variety of boats, including; small RIBs and tenders, day boats for in-land waterways and small fishing boats to name but a few. In particular these new outboards will be ideal for entry level boating.
Greg Haines, from Suzuki Marine, said 'We are delighted to be able to bring these two new models to the market. They are an excellent addition to our existing range of portable outboards and by making them more lightweight and fuel-efficient than our competitors’ I am confident that they will be extremely popular with boaters all over Australia and New Zealand.'
The new Suzuki DF20A and DF15A will be available in the winter of 2012.
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11:37 AM Tue 31 Jan 2012 GMT