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Outboard Engines Review
Review Date: Sep 2006 Source: Motor Boats Monthly
Review of Suzuki 2.5 Outboard Engines by Motor Boats Monthly Sep 2006
Suzuki 2.5

Supersedes Suzukis original tender-sized four-stroke and is slightly more powerful. Suzuki seems to be supplying the same unit to Johnson, but this is nearly fifty quid cheaper.

Lift & stowage: good-sized handle but theres no easy way to stow: the tiller pokes out and the engine sits at an angle when lying down. Cant be rested on its front end successfully either.

Underway: the fuel tap is clearly marked and the engine is easy to pull over and get started. There is some travel between forward and neutral gears, so finding neutral isnt always straightforward. and the tiller cable pokes out awkwardly.

Checkover: diameter of the tommy-bar clamps could be better but tilt and trim are easy to operate. A starter cord tethers the hood but can get in the way. The oil level port is obvious and a finer pitch prop can be supplied.

Hp/revs: 2.5hp/5250-5750rpm
Cyl/capacity: Single cyl/68cc
Stowed size: 41in x 18in x 13in (1030mm x 460mm x 320mm)
Weight: 33lb (15kg)
Bollard pull: 38kg
Speed check: 4.5 knots

Verdict: A handy engine let down by its awkward stowing.
Overall Rating: * * *  
Guide Price: 399  

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