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DF70A FEATURES


The outboard that outguns the best of the rest, the DF70A is our class-leading, new generation outboard.

Data talks. And our data says that Suzuki outguns the best of the rest. We tested the DF70A and it's no surprise that the Suzuki DF70A outgunned its opponent. See the results for yourself below.

Suzuki DF70A  vs  Opponent
60km  max speed 50.4km
6.8 secs  0–40km/h
9.3 secs
7.6L/h  3500RPM
8.0L/h
9.8L  20Kn cruise speed
13.4L

Start system Electric start
Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection Standard
Two-stage gear reduction system Standard
Offset driveshaft Standard
Suzuki anti-corrosion system Standard
Suzuki Lean Burn Control System Standard
16-valve DOHC (dual overhead cam) design Standard

SIMILAR OUTBOARDS

DF80A

DF60AV

DF70A SPECS



Shaft length L: 508mm (20") | X: 631mm (25")
Starting system Electric
Weight L: 156kg | X: 160kg
Engine type DOHC 16-valve
Fuel delivery system Multi-point electronic fuel injection
No. of cylinders In-line 4
Displacement 1,502cm3
Bore x Stroke 75mm × 85mm
Maximum output 51.5kW
Full throttle operating range 5,000–6,000rpm
Steering Remote | Tiller
Oil pan capacity 4.0 litres
Ignition system Fully transistorised
Alternator 12V 27A
Engine mounting Shear mount
Trim method Power trim & tilt
Gear ratio 2.59:1
Gear shift F-N-R
Exhaust Through prop hub exhaust
Propeller selection (pitch) 13"–25"
Fuel tank capacity 25L (Optional)
Fuel minimum 91 (RON) octane
Warranty 5 years recreational use

DF70A PERFORMANCE TESTS



DF70A tested on Clark Dominator 4.85m

Test Conditions

Date: 26/05/2012
Location: Brisbane River
Conditions: Light chop
Temperature:
Crew: 2

Test Boat: Clark Dominator 4.85m

Length: 4.85m
Beam: 2.3m
Dry Weight: 600kg
Max Horsepower: 70HP
Fuel Capacity: 50L
Weight as tested: 850kg (est)

Conclusion

Optimal Cruise Speed: 30.50km/h
Cruise Range (Approx) Based on 95% Fuel Capacity: 190km
Maximum Speed: 64km/h
0-40km/h: 6.7sec

Outboard: Suzuki DF70A

Horsepower:70HP
Cylinder:In line 4
Weight:164kg
Gear Ratio:2.59:1
Propeller:

Suzuki Performance Figures

RPM Av KM/H L/Hr Av L/KM
700 3.7 0.65 0.02
1000 6 1.2 0.2
1500 7.95 2.25 0.25
2000 10.15 3 0.25
2500 11.85 4.85 0.4
3000 19.1 6.6 0.3
3500 30.5 7.65 0.25
4000 37.9 9.85 0.3
4500 43.2 11.6 0.3
5000 47 14.1 0.4
5500 53.55 22.5 0.4
5700 59.95 23.35 0.4

Suzuki Fuel Consumption Comparison

DF70A tested on Aquamaster Abalone 490

Test Conditions

Date: 28/10/2013
Location: Logan River, QLD
Conditions: Good 5-10 knot winds
Temperature: 26deg
Crew: 2

Test Boat: Aquamaster Abalone 490

Length: 4.9m
Beam: 2.2m
Dry Weight: 300kg
Max Horsepower: 80HP
Fuel Capacity: 75L
Weight as tested: 600kg (est)

Conclusion

Optimal Cruise Speed: 28.2km/h
Cruise Range (Approx) Based on 95% Fuel Capacity: 178km
Maximum Speed: 57km/h
0-40km/h: Not recorded

Outboard: Suzuki DF70A

Horsepower:70HP
Cylinder:In line 4
Weight:155kg
Gear Ratio:2.59:1
Propeller:Suzuki 13.75 x 15 3 blade alloy

Suzuki Performance Figures

RPM Av KM/H L/Hr Av L/KM
700 5.6 0.6 0.3
1000 7.05 1.05 0.34
1500 9.45 2.2 0.38
2000 11.45 2.3 0.54
2500 14.75 4.05 0.7
3000 21.45 5.3 0.39
3500 28.15 6.6 0.36
4000 35.7 8.75 0.41
4500 40.4 10.65 0.48
5000 46.3 13.55 0.49
5500 51.5 23.45 0.55
6000 55.1 24.9 0.65

Suzuki Fuel Consumption Comparison

DF70A tested on Allison Alloy Arafura 4.95m Centre Console

Test Conditions

Date: 15/08/2011
Location: Bremer River, QLD
Conditions: Calm, minimal tide
Temperature:
Crew: 2

Test Boat: Allison Alloy Arafura 4.95m Centre Console

Length: 4.95m
Beam: 2.3m
Dry Weight:
Max Horsepower: 90HP
Fuel Capacity: 80L
Weight as tested: 840kg (est)

Conclusion

Optimal Cruise Speed: 33.3km/h (17.8 knots)
Cruise Range (Approx) Based on 95% Fuel Capacity: 380km
Maximum Speed: 62.1km/h (33.3 knots)
0-40km/h:

Outboard: Suzuki DF70A

Horsepower:70HP
Cylinder:In line 4
Weight:155kg
Gear Ratio:2.59:1
Propeller:Suzuki 14 x 17 3 blade alloy

Suzuki Performance Figures

RPM Av KM/H L/Hr Av L/KM
700 4.4 0.7 0.15
1000 6.7 1.3 0.2
1500 8.7 2.1 0.25
2000 9.8 2.9 0.35
2500 12.6 4.8 0.4
3000 17.6 7.5 0.4
3500 33.3 7.8 0.2
4000 38.3 9.7 0.25
4500 44.2 12.8 0.3
5000 49 15.8 0.4
5500 58 24.2 0.4
6000 62.1 24.2 0.4

Suzuki Fuel Consumption Comparison

DF70A tested on Aluvan 4.8 Razor "S"

Test Conditions

Date: 26/03/2018
Location: Cabbage Tree
Conditions: Glass Out
Temperature: 26 deg
Crew: 2

Test Boat: Aluvan 4.8 Razor "S"

Length: 4.8
Beam: 2.2m
Dry Weight: N/A
Max Horsepower: 90HP
Fuel Capacity: 70L
Weight as tested:

Conclusion

Optimal Cruise Speed: 36km/h
Cruise Range (Approx) Based on 95% Fuel Capacity: 256km
Maximum Speed: 57.50km/h
0-40km/h: n/a

Outboard: Suzuki DF70ATL

Horsepower:70
Cylinder:4
Weight:156
Gear Ratio:2.59:1
Propeller:3 x 13 7/8" x 15"

Suzuki Performance Figures

RPM Av KM/H L/Hr Av L/KM
600 4 0.65 0.17
1000 5.5 1.5 0.27
1500 7.5 2.4 0.32
2000 9.5 2.9 0.31
2500 11.5 4.5 0.39
3000 21 6.1 0.29
3500 28.5 7.4 0.26
4000 35.5 9.2 0.26
4500 41.5 11.65 0.28
5000 47.5 16.25 0.34
5500 55 23.15 0.42
5900 57.5 24.45 0.43

Suzuki Fuel Consumption Comparison