DF300AP / DF250AP DF300AP/DF250AP Award-winning and exciting outboards, each one precision engineered to give you the power and performance you need, when you need it.  FEATURES TECHNOLOGY SPECIFICATIONS POWERFUL GEAR RATIO OFFSET DRIVESHAFT VARIABLE VALVE TIMING FUEL EFFICIENT LEAN BURN RELIABLE SELF-ADJUSTING TIMING CHAIN TWO-WAY WATER INLET WATER DETECTING SYSTEM INNOVATIVE SELECTIVE ROTATION PRECISION CONTROL TROLL MODE TILT LIMIT KEYLESS START SYSTEM The World’s First Selective Rotation Outboards Award Winning Design Integrates both Regular and Counter-Rotation Operation into a Single Unit.  New Lower Unit Compared to the original DF300, the biggest changes you'll find on these outboards are in the lower unit, which was redesigned for the Suzuki Selective Rotation system—the world's first integration of regular and counter-rotation models into a single unit. The system consists of a new drive gear layout in the lower unit that allows the outboard to operate in either regular or counter-rotation mode, and a switch that connects to a circuit in the engine compartment that engages the counter-rotation mode. Like the DF300, the DF300AP/250AP utilizes an aggressive final drive ratio of 2.08:1 allowing it to turn a 406mm (16-inch) diameter propeller available in various pitch size for optimum performance on a wide variety of boats. Changes to gear designs provide greater durability, and adding a two-way water inlet changes water flow into the cooling system for increased cooling efficiency.  Picture of New Lower Unit Suzuki Selective Rotation In multi-outboard installations on large boats, a counter-rotation outboard is usually paired with a regular rotation model to help keep the boat traveling on an even keel and in a straight line. The DF300AP/250AP is built with special counter rotating gearing in the lower unit, which causes the prop to rotate in the opposite direction. Suzuki Selective Rotation eliminates the need to purchase a dedicated counter-rotation outboard by using a special switch that when connected to a circuit inside of the engine compartment, turns a regular rotation outboard into a counter-rotation model with a counter rotational propeller.* This industry first is made possible through a special, unified design of gears, shaft, and bearings in the lower unit that are designed to operate reliably and efficiently in either regular or counter-rotation directions.  SUZUKI SELECTIVE ROTATION Diagram of Suzuki Selective Rotation Two-way Water Inlet The engine's cooling system relies on water supplied through low water intakes located on the lower unit. Utilizing this dual low water inlet configuration increases water flow into the lower unit, which delivers greater cooling efficiency. Positioning the forward inlet at the gear case nose delivers a greater water supply especially at high speeds. The second inlet is also positioned lower allowing the DF300AP/250AP to operate in shallow water conditions.  Diagram of Two-way Water Inlet Superior Durability With the addition of Suzuki Selective Rotation, gears in the lower unit were redesigned using a different alloy and slightly larger diameters delivering greater rigidity. The gears are specially heat treated creating gears that are highly durable.  Picture of Superior Durability Newly Designed Low DragGear Case The DF300AP/250AP features a redesigned low drag gear case developed to accommodate the new gears utilized in the Suzuki Selective Rotation system. The case itself is actually larger than the previous model to provide increased gear durability, however it is designed with a smoother, more hydrodynamic shape that allows it to move through the water with less drag and greater efficiency. Areas with the highest drag are indicated in red in the illustrations below. The comparison shows that the new design allows the lower unit to slice through the water with less drag.  Diagram of Newly Designed Low DragGear Case Large Air Intake with Water Separator The DF300AP/250AP is designed with a large air induction port to maximize airflow into the engine in order to obtain maximum power output. The increased airflow produces more low- to mid-range torque and provides a wide power band that is necessary in an outboard engine. Suzuki also designed the system with a water separator, which aids in keeping water out of the electronic throttle body and a heat shield to keep intake air from being heated by the engine.  Diagram of Large Air Intake with Water Separator Suzuki's Lean Burn Control System Suzuki's innovative Lean Burn Control System was first introduced on the DF90A/80A/70A to great acclaim from boaters and the media alike. It predicts fuel needs according to operating conditions allowing the engine to run on a more efficient fuel mixture through the use of a lean air-fuel ratio. It delivers its benefits over a wide operating range, providing significant improvements in fuel economy from low-speed operation into the cruising range. Combining this system with the Suzuki Precision Control electronic throttle and shift system allows the operator precise control over engine RPM for improved fuel economy over a wider operating range. This combination also delivers smooth power transitions throughout the entire RPM range. In-house testing shows that while cruising, the DF300AP is 14% more economical than the original non-Lean Burn DF300 without sacrificing any power of the original DF300.  Diagram of Suzuki's Lean Burn Control System Data used in the graphs were obtained through in-house testing under uniformed conditions. Results will vary depending upon operating conditions (boat design, size, weight, weather, etc.) Cleaner, More Efficient Operation Suzuki's advanced four-stroke technology delivers cleaner and more efficient operation that conforms to the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – Directive 2003/44EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, and has received three-star ratings from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).  EURO 1 Emissions Standards(Directive 2003/44EC)Label / CARB Three-Star Label Suzuki Precision Control (Electronic Throttle and Shift Systems) Suzuki Precision Control is a technologically advanced computer-based control system that replaces the mechanical control cables found in conventional control systems with electronic wiring that eliminates the source of friction and resistance. While you enjoy smooth throttle and shift operation with minimal friction, the system's computer is processing and transmitting commands in real-time to actuators at the engine that deliver precise throttle control with smoother, decisive shifting. This is most evident in the low rpm range where operation is noticeably smooth and accurate. When combined with Suzuki's Lean Burn Control System it allows control of fuel and air flow to boost the limit of the controllable revolution range improving fuel economy over a wide operating range. Suzuki Precision Control also features built-in systems that help guard the engine and drive against damage due to mishandling, and its design and simple wiring make installation easy, reducing the time required for rigging and adjustment. The system offers precision control for single, twin or triple installation as well as dual station operation.  Diagram of Suzuki Precision Control (Electronic Throttle and Shift Systems) Picture of Suzuki Precision Control (Electronic Throttle and Shift Systems) Suzuki's Advanced Technology Delivers the Utmost in Performance VVT (Variable Valve Timing) Suzuki's engineers designed the 4.0-liter V6 engine with an aggressive cam profile that delivers maximum output and performance at high rpm. In coupling this cam profile with Suzuki's advanced Variable Valve Timing (VVT), the DF300AP/250AP delivers the additional torque that outboards need for accelerating in the low to mid-range. VVT achieves this by adjusting the timing of the intake valves, allowing them to open before the exhaust valves are fully closed, creating a momentary overlap in the timing where both sets of valves are open. Using VVT, this overlap can be increased or decreased by altering intake timing with the camshaft resulting in optimum timing for low and mid-range operation.  Diagram of Suzuki's Advanced Technology Delivers the Utmost in Performance VVT (Variable Valve Timing) Spherical Bore Throttle Body An 81mm spherical bore throttle body smoothes the turbulent airflow into the engine that occurs as the throttle begins to open. Providing a smoother airflow during acceleration results in increased throttle control and stable engine operation at low rpm.  Diagram of Spherical Bore Throttle Body O2 Sensor Feedback Control System Both the DF300AP and DF250AP are equipped with an O2 Sensor Feedback Control system that enables emissions to be cleaner and more stable. The system controls the air to fuel ratio across each of the engine's operating ranges providing an optimum amount of fuel to the engine regardless of rpm.  Fuel Cooler The cooler the fuel the denser it is, and the denser it is the better performance it delivers. Incorporating a fuel cooler in the DF300AP/250AP's fuel delivery system cools the fuel before it enters the engine. Providing the engine with an optimum fuel supply results in better combustion and more performance.  Long Track Intake Manifold Another performance enhancing feature on the DF300AP/250AP is a tuned long track intake manifold. Using long intake pipes tuned to provide smooth airflow into the engine the system provides the DF300AP/250AP with enhanced low-end power.  Diagram of Long Track Intake Manifold Suzuki Water Detecting System Water in the fuel can be the source of poor combustion, lower power output, and corrosion. To help protect the engine from moisture in the fuel, the DF300AP/250AP is the first Suzuki outboard to utilize a water detecting fuel filter that alerts the operator with both visual and audio warnings when water is present in the fuel.  Picture of Suzuki Water Detecting System