We made our first outboard motor in 1965, so in 2015 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our D55 type engine. We have come a long way since then and today our four-stroke outboards are unrivaled on the market. Our engineers are passionate about boating and willing to devote very long hours to perfecting our four-stroke outboards, so that our products enable you to maximize your time on the water. From the light, transportable DF2.5 to the most powerful DF300AP, we have the right outboard for every requirement and style.
We launched our very first outboard, the D55.
Suzuki began exporting outboards.
The outboard motor assembly facility at Toyokawa was completed and production began in May.
Suzuki was the first to invent an oil injection system for outboards, and it introduced the DT85OI, DT115OI and DT140OI oil injection models.
The DT150 and DT200, our first V6 outboards, were launched.
The DT200 Exanté was the first Suzuki outboard to win the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) Innovation award.
The DT90 and DT100 V4 Suzuki outboard motors were launched.
The DT225 V6 joined the family. Electronic fuel injection was first used on the DT225.
The DF9.9 and DF15, our first four-stroke outboards, came online.
We introduced the DF40 and DF50, our first DOHC four-stroke outboards with 4 valves per cylinder. The DF40 and DF50 won the “Innovation Award” of the International Marine Trades Exposition and Convention (IMTEC), and that made Suzuki the first manufacturer to receive this award two years running.
The DF50AV/60AV "High Energy Rotation" models made their appearance. The newest models, the DF150TG and 175TG appeared on our outboard market.
Nearing our 50th anniversary the driving force behind our company continues to be our way of challenging ourselves, meeting those challenges, and innovating.
*IBEX: 16th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference
*NMMA: National Marine Manufacturers' Association