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Old 17 May 2019, 10:13   #1
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6 HP, 4 Stroke outboard: Yamaha vs Suzuki

Hi there,

Can I get from you, experienced sea guys in this forum, opinions that drive me to a decision on this issue of which one to buy?

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That's the idea...
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I reckon at that power a modern 4 stroke is really not going to differ much in kt/litre from one brand to another and although someone on the web might say "My Suzuki*/Yam* broke down never*/everyday*"...

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...they are all as reliable as each other in reality.

It will really come down to ergonomics/tiller style, price, guarantee, dealer back up + ability to lay down any way/one way etc. I'd pick the one that works best in all those factors.
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I reckon at that power a modern 4 stroke is really not going to differ much in kt/litre from one brand to another and although someone on the web might say "My Suzuki*/Yam* broke down never*/everyday*"...

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...they are all as reliable as each other in reality.

It will really come down to ergonomics/tiller style, price, guarantee, dealer back up + ability to lay down any way/one way etc. I'd pick the one that works best in all those factors.

Many thanks, Max, for your opinion

My main factors are weight, noise, shaking. Could be any diference between both? The brand that provides me less on the three would surely be my choice. Because prices are very similar and both have the ability to be laid down in three ways

The choosen one would be bought to pull an F-Rib 300!
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i had both in 4 hp nothing between them IMO
gurnard on here has a 6hp yam on his 2.75 f-rib and it goes very well, i think 15mph one up with a bit of kit WOT




if you go on this site you can compare the yam is heavier and the suzuki more cc

http://www.ronhalemarine.co.uk/super...44/Suzuki_DF6A
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Many thanks, Max, for your opinion

My main factors are weight, noise, shaking. Could be any diference between both? The brand that provides me less on the three would surely be my choice.
Ahhh, I'll have to leave that to others - again, doubt there is much real world difference but I've not used them!
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OK so this is a 5hp group test but might add something to your decision given that the Yamaha 5hp is virtually the same as the 6hp... same capacity and same weight. Not sure about Suzuki comparison.

https://www.mby.com/gear/ultimate-5h...oup-test-50627
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I got a 6hp Yamaha a few months ago, it’s pretty good but it’s a single cylinder so it vibrates a good bit and isn’t as quiet or smooth as a 2 cylinder engine.
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OK so this is a 5hp group test but might add something to your decision given that the Yamaha 5hp is virtually the same as the 6hp... same capacity and same weight. Not sure about Suzuki comparison.

https://www.mby.com/gear/ultimate-5h...oup-test-50627
Many thanks, Fenlander, it helps more than a lot

Not sure about what in Suzuki comparison? Between 5hp and 6hp?
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I got a 6hp Yamaha a few months ago, it’s pretty good but it’s a single cylinder so it vibrates a good bit and isn’t as quiet or smooth as a 2 cylinder engine.
Yeah, I know that, all with 1 cylinder vibrantes a lot more than the ones with 2 cylinders.
But an 4 stroke outboard with 2 cylinders weights more 12 Kg than a 1 cylinder engine. At least.
And for carrying it, not easy. At all.
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It seems the Suzuki 6hp is the same engine capacity as the 5hp and their weights might be the same or no more than 1kg difference.

It seems the current 6hp motors above the earlier 5hp are achieved with carb/tuning changes??
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After reading the group test of the 5 HP its very clear that Yamaha is the best choice. Even with a 2kg more weight than the Suzuki. But who carries 25kg also carries 27kg

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i hav,nt a clue about the finer intricasies of these small engines ,however someone once said something to me that has stuck .................."when you are watching some quest style wilderness program or a documentory in some far flung extreme of climate ,when those guys go and start their outboard for the hunting ,shooting ,fishing trip ,,,,,,why is it always a Yamaha" ????. sorry for my simple approach !
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i hav,nt a clue about the finer intricasies of these small engines ,however someone once said something to me that has stuck .................."when you are watching some quest style wilderness program or a documentory in some far flung extreme of climate ,when those guys go and start their outboard for the hunting ,shooting ,fishing trip ,,,,,,why is it always a Yamaha" ????. sorry for my simple approach !
Yeah, Yamaha is definitely the best option.
Thanks for your comment, Orwell boy
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