According to Suzuki factory tests, the DF 70 consumes 75-percent less fuel at idle than their DT65C 2-stroke, and at operating conditions, 20-percent less. Suzuki based these outboard engines on their successful 1298cc 4-cylinder automotive engine and even incorporated a similar SOHC cylinder head.
Of course the marine version is built to withstand corrosion, and in addition to the corrosive-resistant paint, many internal parts have been either treated with alumite or made out of aluminum die-cast to help resist nature’s forces. A three-stage baffle chamber is incorporated into the exhaust system to help reduce noise at idle.
|Type of Engine||4-Stroke|
|Number of Cylinders||4 Cylinders|
|Weight (lbs/kg)||792.00 lbs / 359.25 kg|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injected|
|Displacement (cu/cc)||79.20 cu / 1,297.86 cc|
|Shaft Length Options||20 in|
|Steering Control||Power Assist|
|Alternator Output||25 A|