Flagship praise

Cutaway image showing some of the advanced features of the Suzuki DF350A Cutaway image showing some of the advanced features of the Suzuki DF350A
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Suzuki Motor Corporation’s new flagship four-stroke outboard motor, the DF350A, has received the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2017 IBEX Innovation Award for outboard motors at the International Boat Builder’s Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), which was held in Tampa Florida, USA, from September 19th to 21st.

IBEX Innovation Awards are presented to new marine products which best demonstrate distinctive technological innovations and deliver outstanding consumer benefits. Products must also be practical and cost-effective.

Suzuki claims that he following features of the DF350A were significant factors in the judging:
* The largest V6 engine displacement, at 4.4 litres
* Suzuki Dual Prop System (for exceptional grip and acceleration)
* Direct Air Intake & Dual Injector (for achieving high compression ratio and efficient combustion)
* Dual Louvre System (for efficiently separating air and water)
* Low Fuel Consumption

This is the ninth Innovation Award won by Suzuki outboards, which it says represents the largest number of awards in the outboard engine category of the marine industry.

By Jake Frith

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