Originally Posted by dubrus
How is the g2 going now it has a bit of use, did they comment on it in your article?
Not too much talk of them in USA, probably due to the price they are unfortunately out there compared to other options. As our cousins like atleast 2 engines on most rigs the pricing looks like it is hurting them bad out there. You read on THT they are circa 15k more for twins over same size Suzuki, OUCH (which are "cheap" in USA due to the dominance of Yamaha it seems) and 5k more than the yams the USA love.
I see they are offering a 7 year warranty though which can only be a good thing, not sure if UK gets that though.
The fuel numbers look impressive from what I've seen anyway regardless of what they are hung on.
The G2 has about 100 hours on it now and has proved to be everything we hoped. The unexpected bit is fuel consumption, I have no idea how they have managed to improve it so much over the previous G1 E-TEC which were already very good. Compared to the Honda 225 four stroke we had on one of our previous Vipermax's its using 35% less fuel at cruising speeds
Sales on the G2 must be going well as lead times are long at the moment due to demand. Not sure about US pricing, however in the UK the retail price of a Suzuki 250XL is £20,995 and the G2 E-tec is £20,309 both manufactures offer similar levels of discount to the trade so depending on who your buying from I would imagine they are similar in price.
The G2 however comes with built in Power steering and as the boat builder we only need to supply a standard helm unit which retails at £450.00 Whereas the equivalent Suzuki will require a full steering system which comes in at around £2k for a SeaStar power assisted system.