Originally Posted by Chatts
Hi - Been reading the Tohatsu 90 vs Etec thread with interest as had been considering the same engines. Getting a 5m rib and had discounted 4-strokes as were generally at least 40kgs heavier. However just seen Suzuki have a new 90hp 4stroke that only weighs 155kg and can probably get it for £1k more than the Tohatsu.
Has anyone heard anything about these new suzuki engines? Assume a 2 stroke will have better torque but the Suzuki is meant to have excellent economy. Residuals on the Suzuki and parts availability etc should be much better than with the Tohatsu?
It is not just the purchase cost vs fuel consumption, there are the servicing and maint. costs too. The Tohatsu is a very good motor on that score, but they are something of a blunt instrument.
Are you going to use said engine a lot and can you afford the extra purchase price without too much belt tightening? If the answer to both is yes then go with the Suzi, if the answer to either is no then go Tohatsu. IMHO etc etc