DF6

The DF6 brings 4-stroke performance and efficiency to portable outboards. Compact and lightweight, the DF6 is easy to transport and delivers surprising low- and mid-range torque for quick acceleration.

Recommended Transom Height (inches) S: 15 L: 20
Starting System Manual
Weight LBS S: 55 L: 57
Engine Type OHV 2-Valve
Fuel Delivery System Carburetor
No. Of Cylinders 1
Piston Displacement inches (cc) 8.4 (138)
Bore X Stroke Inches (mm) 2.44 x 1.81 (62 x 46)
Maximum Output HP 6
Operating Range (RPM) 4750 – 5750
Steering Tiller
Choke Manual
Oil Pan Capacity quarts (liter) .74 (.7)
Ignition System Digital CDI
Alternator 12V 6A (Optional)
Trim Position 5 Tilt Pin Positions
Gear Ratio 1.92:1
Standard Propeller 3 x 7.5 x 6.5
Propeller Selection 6 – 7
  • Over-Rev. Limiter
  • Digital CDI
  • Fresh Water Flushing System
  • Shallow Water Drive
  • Suzuki Anti-Corrosion System

Advantages

Model Name: DF6 Honda 5 Mercury 6 Yamaha 6
Manufacturer: Suzuki Honda Mercury Yamaha
Horsepower: 6 5 6 6
Shaft Length (Inches): S (15), L (20) S (15), L (20) S (15), L (20) S (15), L (20)
Weight (Lbs): S (55), L (57) S (60), L (61) S (55) S (83)
Cylinders: 1 1, OHV 1, Push Rod 2, SOHC
Displacement: 8.4 cu. in. (138 cc) 7.8 cu. in. (127 cc) 7.5 cu. in. (123 cc) 12.0 cu. in. (197 cc)
Bore and Stroke (Inches/mm): 2.44 x 1.81 in. (62 x 46 mm) 2.4 x 1.8 in. (60 x 45 mm) 2.32 x 1.77 in. (59 x 45 mm) Not Available
Operating Range (RPM): 4750-5750 4000 – 5000 5000 – 6000 4500 – 5500
Induction System: 1 carb 1 carb 1 carb 1 carb
Starting System: Manual start w/ manual choke Manual Manual w/decompression Manual
Lubrication: Wet sump Wet sump Wet sump Wet sump
Oil Tank Capacity: 0.74 qt. (0.7 lit.) 0.58 qt. (0.55 lit.) Unknown 0.85 qt. (0.8 lit.)
Ignition: Digital CDI Transistorized CDI CDI Microcomputer
Alternator: 12 V 6A (Optional) 3A opt. 2A, 4A opt. 6A
Trim Type: 5 positions Unknown 6 preset 4 positions
Gear Ratio: 1.92:1 2.08:1 2.15:1 2.08:1/13:27
CARB Emissions Rating: 3-Star Ultra Low 3-Star Ultra Low 3-Star Ultra Low 3-Star Ultra Low
Standard Propeller (Blades x Dia. x Pitches (Ins.)): 3 x 7½x 6 3 x 7 8/7 x 7½ 3 x 8 3/8 x 8 3 x 8½ x 6½
Range of Avail. Optional Propeller Pitches: 6 – 7 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Steering: Tiller, 180° rotation Unknown Unknown Unknown

DF6 Advantages

Over Honda
  • 6 hp vs. 5 hp
  • Lighter weight: 55 lbs. vs 60 lbs.
  • Larger displacement: 138cc vs. 127cc No replacement for displacement
  • Larger alternator option: 6 A vs. 3 A
Over Mercury
  • Larger displacement: 138cc (8.4 c.i.) vs. 123cc (7.5 c.i.) No replacement for displacement
Over Yamaha
  • Lighter weight: 55 lbs. vs 74 lbs.