Suzuki Motor Corporation’s new DF 175AP/150AP has received the Boating Industry Magazine’s 2017 TOP PRODUCT Award on 1st of May, 2017 in Japan.
This was the fourth annual TOP PRODUCT awards. The magazine selects 50 of the best new or updated products and services for the marine industry, ranging from accessories to engines to boats. From hundreds of nominations, these products stood out for their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced in their product category or created a new segment.
The following features of the DF 175AP/ 150AP were praised in receiving this award:
- Suzuki Precision Control drive by wire throttle and shift allows elimination of friction and resistance in the controls
- Suzuki Selective Rotation eliminates the need to stock both regular and counter rotation by incorporating a special, unified design of gears, shaft, and bearings in the lower unit.
- Engine performance is enhanced by the 10.2:1 compression ratio and power are boosted by providing the cooler airflow to each cylinder with the newly developed semi-direct Air intake system.
This is the third time the TOP PRODUCT Award has been won by Suzuki outboards, following DF30A/25A in 2014 and DF 200AP in 2015, which accredits their high technologies.