Suzuki unveils world first
Suzuki New Zealand has unveiled the new DF115BG/140BG outboards, the first 4-stroke 115/140 horsepower outboards in the world* to offer drive-by-wire throttle and shift.
While 115/140 horsepower outboards are mainly installed on mid-sized pleasure boats, increasingly customers are wanting the same advanced technologies of high-power outboards installed on larger boats. That is why the DF115BG and 140BG have adopted the drive-by-wire throttle and shift control technology called Suzuki Precision Control – the same technology installed on Suzuki’s large outboards.
This control system replaces the conventional mechanical cable with electrical wires to ensure smooth and secure shifting, as well as swift and precise throttle control. Combined with Suzuki’s Lean Burn Control System, fuel efficiency has been enhanced across a wide range of speeds. Plus the boating experience has been enhanced through suppressing the intake sound by adopting silencers.
DF115BG/140BG will be produced at the Kosai Plant in Japan. Engines will be available in New Zealand from late 2020.
Main features of DF115BG/140BG:
• First 4-stroke 115/140 horsepower outboards in the world* to offer drive-by-wire throttle and shift system called Suzuki Precision Control
• Upgraded compression ratio from tried and tested 2,045cm3 four-cylinder 4-stroke engine of DF115A/140A series, to provide enhanced output and fuel efficiency
• Redesigned cowling design which incorporates new air intake structure with enhanced intake performance
• New oil filter position makes it possible to replace the oil filter simply by removing the upper engine cover for easier maintenance.
*Based on Suzuki research as of June 2020.