Suzuki’s portable four-stroke outboards make transport easier and operation more user friendly.
Knowing that small portables like the DF4, DF5 and DF6 get transported a lot, we set out to design this trio of outboards compact and lightweight to make transporting easier. Not to stop there, we added some features that would make their operation easy and more user friendly. As four-strokes, these three outboards deliver clean, economical operation, and being made by Suzuki, you know they’ll deliver excellent power, performance, and durability.
All models are equipped with a tiller handle that extends out from the long steering bracket. This design positions the operator further forward in the boat to provide better weight distribution which, helps in getting an inflatable to plane quicker. The outboard is designed to turn 90-degrees both left and right of center. This feature helps docking and tight turning of the boat while its 90-degree stopping points provide an easy to recognize reference of the outboard’s angle. With the tiller handle attached to the steering bracket rather than the motor itself, and the utilization of a large rubber mount inside the same steering bracket, vibration in the tiller handle has been greatly reduced. Steering is smoother due to the utilization of a plastic steering upper bush placed between the steering bracket and the swivel bracket. Steering tension can be tailored to fit person needs with a large friction adjuster to regulate steering effort and feel.
Carrying the outboard is made easier with the incorporation of a large, ring shaped carrying handle. Designed with smooth edges and lacking any sharp angles, the large carrying handle offers plenty of space for both hands.
TILT UP HANDLE
A tilt up handle built into the backside of the engine cover offers easy tilting of the outboard. Pulling back on the handle makes tilting of the engine from the normal drive position to any one of the two shallow water drive positions or tilt up position a simple operation.
Powering the DF6, DF5, DF4 is a single-cylinder 4-stroke OHV engine with a large displacement of 138cm3. Its excellent mid-range torque combined with light weight results in excellent acceleration.
Also, four-stroke operation provides the DF4,5 and 6 with greater fuel-efficient operation, less vibration and quiet operation while eliminating the need for mixing oil with the fuel, etc. This keeps your boating experience clean, pleasant and user friendly.
LARGE CLUTCH LEVER
All outboards are fitted with a large plastic clutch lever that promotes easier shifting.
DIGITAL CDI WITH IGNITION COIL
These outboards are the first to utilize a Digital CDI ignition system equipped with an ignition coil. The single unit system is compact, lightweight and strong against corrosion. It also acts as an over-rev limiter while providing stable idling.
INTEGRAL FUEL TANK
All models are equipped with a built-in 1.5-liter fuel tank that is the largest fuel tank offered in the same fourstroke class. Using a 12ft. Aluminum boat in an in-house test the outboard ran for a total of 45 min (approximately 2.0-liter/hour) on a full tank of gas. This makes short excursions possible without the use of an external fuel tank. For extended use, the DF5 and DF6 are equipped with a remote fuel connector for use with an external tank (optionally available on the DF4).
PILOT WATER HOLE AND FRESH WATER FLUSHING SYSTEM
The pilot water hole is located upstream of the cylinder to confirm that there is water circulation soon after the motor is started. The pilot water hole’s water inspection tube is removable to permit cleaning of the tube and the attachment of an optional connector that allows freshwater flushing of the water jacket.