Originally Posted by Gerry
Looks nice, but is it really lighter than an Opti?
Opti 150 XL is listed at 201kg, on the US site the new 150 4 stroke is listed as "from" 206kg (presumably the shorter shaft version). Still impressive for a 4 stroke, though...
The lightest model available of a 150 Optimax is 195kg where as the four stroke, again for the lightest model available, is 206kg.
After owning all these engines the Optimax feels faster, probably due to the faster acceleration but the 150 four stroke is very quiet, feels more powerful and durable.