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Old 09 April 2016, 05:45   #1
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New 9.9 - Yamaha or Suzuki?

I am looking at buying a brand new 9.9 for my small RIB and have pretty much narrowed it down to either a Suzuki DF 9.9A or a Yamaha F9.9 JMHS.

I hoping to get some opinions on pros and cons of both, and which would be the better one to go for?

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Old 09 April 2016, 06:27   #2
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Very similar outboards and I'd have either so it would be down to perhaps a deal on the day... distance to local dealer for servicing... or a small feature difference... but some thoughts....


Taking Ron Hale prices the Yamaha is on offer at the moment 163 cheaper than the Suzuki... a persuasive thing in itself.

Weight near identical with the Yamaha perhaps being a kg or so more.

I think the Suzuki has gone to the combined throttle/gearshift twist grip (like the old Mariner 2-stroke design on the 15hp and others). You may or may not like this. The Yamaha has a normal gear level on the tiller.

Despite happily having bought a Suzuki DF20 rather than other makes recently I would have to say from a reputation point of view the Yamaha might be better for future resale.

You might like to check the servicing requirements to keep the warranty up... Suzuki are strictly dealer only... not sure about Yamaha.

BTW which SIB did you buy?
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Thanks Fenlander. I think it will have to be the Yamaha, as along with reputation, I do like the idea of the gear lever on the tiller. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 21 April 2016, 10:40   #4
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i had a new 9.9 last years and it was a great little engine. gear change as said was great being on the tiller
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Old 21 April 2016, 14:48   #5
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Both good engines had both from new no issues there's a test on 2.5 hp engines I think it was a sailing mag just google worth looking regarding build features etc they picked Suzuki not 9.9 hp but gives an idea.
Most important is a dealer near you.
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My local dealer is a main one for both Yamaha and more recently Suzuki as well, so no worries either way :-)

I seem to be able to get a better deal on a Yamaha right now, so maybe that will make the difference, along with the reputation and also that nice and easy gear lever on the tiller.

It seems like they are both lovely engines with good performance, so I wouldn't go wrong with either choice.
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not seen the gear lever on the tiller nice to hear some feed back from that if dealer has both engines then your set to compare spot on.
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