27 Oct, 2022



Suzuki’s Flagship V6 Outboards First to Feature Integrated Steering, New Streamlined Lower Gear Case


Suzuki’s Flagship V6 Outboards First to Feature Integrated Steering, New Streamlined Lower Gear Case


Tampa, FLA. — Suzuki Marine, USA LLC has launched two new additions to its powerful line-up of outboard motors — the

new-for-2023 DF350AMD and DF300BMD V6 4-strokes. Suzuki Marine USA unveiled these new models today before the

boating industry, press and boating public during the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“We’ve made these flagships of our fleet even better by adding some innovative new features that improve performance,

durability and ease of rigging on a wide variety of boats,” said George “Gus” Blakely, Suzuki Marine Executive Vice President

Sales & Service. “We listened to our boat building partners, our dealers and our customers and used their input to make

our best motors even better. This has always been the Suzuki way,” added Blakely.

These 350 and 300 horsepower models with contra-rotating twin propellers are the first Suzuki outboards to offer the

benefits of advanced integrated steering. Integrated steering allows for more streamlined rigging of these V6 outboards

on a range of inshore, offshore and freshwater boats, while also providing a cleaner appearance in the motor well.

Because integrated steering eliminates concerns about interference and clearance issues created by external steering

cylinders, boat builders can more easily rig these popular outboards on a variety of hull types in single or multiple engine

configurations. Integrated steering also reduces the possibility of the steering cylinder hitting the motor well if the outboard

is tilted too far forward.

DF350AMD Brochure

Suzuki has also engineered a new lower gear case for the DF350AMD and DF300BMD (also available on all five series

350A/300B models), designed to enhance durability, increase top-speed performance, improve fuel efficiency and make

maintenance and service easier. The new design delivers superior gear lubrication and maintains the gear oil at a lower

temperature, increasing durability and reliability over the long run — even in the toughest operating conditions.

The external surface area of this new gear case has also been reduced and reshaped, allowing the lower unit to slice through

the water with less resistance. By doing this, Suzuki is able to deliver a marked improvement in both fuel efficiency and

top-end performance for today’s boats. This streamlined gear case has the added benefit of reducing the amount of gear

oil required from 3.2L to 2.8L.

This new gear case also features a new oil passage that allows users to easily change the gear oil with Suzuki’s gear oil

changer without having to lift the boat. This improvement will make it easier for boaters to stay on top of scheduled

maintenance and keep their new Suzuki’s running strong season after season.

These new flagship models offer all the advanced technology and performance boaters expect from Suzuki’s popular DF350A

and DF300B models (which will still be available in their original configuration). In addition to the proven performance and

efficiency benefits of Suzuki’s dual-prop system, these motors boast a long list of features including a unique dual-louver

air intake system, dual fuel injectors, variable valve timing, a self-adjusting timing chain, offset driveshaft design, Suzuki

Lean Burn Technology, and more.

To learn more about the new DF350AMD and DF300BMD V6 4-strokes, or Suzuki Marine’s industry leading line-up of

outboard motors from 2.5 to 350 horsepower, contact Suzuki Marine USA headquarters at (813) 687-7200 or visit


About Suzuki Marine

Suzuki is a leading manufacturer of 4-stroke outboard motors ranging from the ultra-portable 2.5 horsepower to the

flagship DF350 V-6 with contra-rotating dual propellers. Over the years, Suzuki outboards have won nine Innovation

Awards from the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) for motors as small as 25 horsepower, demonstrating

Suzuki’s commitment to making the best technology available to the widest possible audience. Over the past few years,

Suzuki Marine USA opened a U.S. Marine Technical Center in Panama City, Florida and moved to a new corporate

headquarters in Tampa, Florida, to be closer to the heart of the U.S. boating industry and boating capital of the country.

Through its CLEAN OCEAN PROJECT, regional cleanup and habitat restoration efforts around the world, and company-wide

plastic waste reduction efforts, Suzuki has demonstrated a commitment to protecting coastal and marine habitat at home

and around the world.



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