New Generation DF8/DF9.9 portable engines are lighter, more efficient and feature innovative Suzuki-Function Tiller Handle
Suzuki Marine continues to improve its leading line-up of 4-stroke outboards. The new DF8 and DF9.9 offer boaties big features and 4-stroke technology in a compact package that is ready to go wherever the action is.
Suzuki Marine’s new DF9.9 portable 9.9 horsepower 4-stroke has been engineered to be lighter, smaller and more fuel efficient, while providing the smooth power and reliable performance boaties have come to expect from Suzuki. The 8-horsepower DF8 with the same physical specifications represents a new category in the Suzuki 4-stroke family.
With a weight of only 39.5 kg for the manual start/short shaft models, these new portables are easier to transport and handle. The DF8 and DF9.9 are available with tiller steering and a choice of easy-pull manual or electric starting.
At the heart of the DF8 and DF9.9 is a new inline 2-cylinder Overhead Cam powerhead with 208cc displacement and Digital CDI ignition for smooth idling, crisp acceleration and significantly better fuel economy, especially during low to mid-range operation. Owners of small boats with portable fuel tanks will especially appreciate the ability to stretch more time on the water from each litre.
“We’ve been working closely with the factory to create a new generation of 4-strokes that is lighter, stronger and even more fuel efficient,” said Greg Haines, Managing Director Sales and Marketing for Haines Suzuki Marine.
“These new outboards prove that, even on portable engines, Suzuki’s smart technology can significantly enhance fuel economy. Our focus is to continually improve and provide the ultimate in 4-stroke outboard options for boaties in the Australasian market.”
Not all the sophisticated technology is under the cowl, however. Suzuki’s new DF8 and DF9.9 also feature an innovative new Suzuki-Function Tiller Handle design that incorporates forward/neutral/reverse shifting, throttle operation and throttle friction adjustment right into the streamlined tiller handle. This allows boaters to perform all these functions without removing their hands from the tiller, for an easier, more confident boating experience.
The new DF8 and DF9.9 are already available through authorized Suzuki Marine dealers and have a recommended retail starting at $3189 inc GST.
For more information on these new portables or other models in the range from 2.5 to 300 horsepower and to locate a dealer, visit: www.worldsbest4stroke.com