DF225

The DF225 V-6 four-stroke outboard is packed with technology. This four-stroke engine has large displacement, lots of torque and plenty of power. This four stroke engine is a clean runner and certified with a 3-Star Ultra-Low Emission rating from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and has also met the EPA 2010 standard. So if you want to run with a proven winner, go four-stroke. Go Suzuki.

Recommended Transom Height (inches) X: 25 XX: 30
Starting System Electric
Weight LBS X: 580 XX: 591
Engine Type DOHC 24-Valve
Fuel Delivery System Multi Point Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
No. Of Cylinders V6 (55°)
Piston Displacement inches (cc) 220.5 (3614)
Bore X Stroke Inches (mm) 3.74 x 3.35 (95 x 85)
Maximum Output HP 225
Operating Range (RPM) 5000-6000
Steering Remote
Choke N/A
Oil Pan Capacity quarts (liter) 8.5 (8.0)
Ignition System Solid State Direct Ignition
Alternator 12V 54A
Trim Position Power Trim and Tilt
Gear Ratio 2.29:1
Standard Propeller Optional See Dealer
Propeller Selection 17 – 27.5
  • Multi Point Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Multi-Stage Induction System
  • Two-Stage Gear Reduction System
  • Offset Driveshaft
  • Direct Ignition
  • Over-Rev. Limiter
  • Low Oil Pressure Caution
  • Fully Transistorized Ignition
  • Timing Chain
  • Fresh Water Flushing System
  • Power Trim and Tilt
  • Tilt Limit
  • Speedometer Pickup on Gear Case
  • Suzuki Anti-Corrosion System

Advantages

Model Name: DF225 BF225 Verado™ F225
Manufacturer: Suzuki Honda Mercury Yamaha
Horsepower: 225 225 225 225
Shaft Length (Inches): X (25), XX (30) X (25), XX (30) X (25), XX (30) X (25), XX (30)
Weight (Lbs): X (580), XX (591) X (599) XX (610) X (649), XX (667) X (583), XX (596)
Cylinders: V-6 (55°) V-6 (60°) Inline 6 V-6 (60°)
Valves Per Cylinder: DOHC 4 Valves Per Cylinder SOHC 4 Valves Per Cyl DOHC 4 Valves Per Cyl DOHC 4 Valves Per Cyl
Valve Train Drive: Self adjusting oil bathed chain Single overhead timing belt with variable valve timing Single overhead timing belt Single overhead timing belt
Displacement: 220.5 cu. in. (3614 cc) 212 cu. in. (3471 cc) 158.5 cu. in. (2598 cc) 204.6 cu.in. (3352 cc)
Bore and Stroke (Inches/mm): 3.74 x 3.35 in. (95 x 85 mm) 3.50 x 3.66 in. (89 x 93 mm) 3.23 x 3.23 in (82 x 82 mm) 3.70 x 3.17 in (94 x 80.5 mm)
Operating Range (RPM): 5000-6000 5000 – 6000 5800 – 6400 5000 – 6000
Induction System: EFI – Multi Stage Induction EFI – Multi Stage Induction EFI – Supercharged EFI with 6 throttle bodies
Starting System: Electric Start w/Suzuki EFI Electric Electric Electric
Lubrication: Wet sump Wet sump Integrated dry sump Wet sump
Oil Tank Capacity: 8.7 qt. (8.2 lit.) 8.2 qt (7.6 lit) 8.5 qt. (8.0 lit) 6.1 qt. (5.8 lit)
Ignition: Direct Ignition Micro-computer Digital Inductive TCI Micro Computer
Alternator: 12V 54A 12V 60A 12V 70A 12V 45A
Trim Type: Power Trim and Tilt Power Trim and Tilt Power Trim and Tilt Power Trim and Tilt
Gear Ratio: 2.29:1 1.86:1 (15/28) 1.85:1 2.00:1 (15/30)
CARB Emissions Rating: 3-Star Ultra Low 3-Star Ultra Low 2-Star Very Low 3-Star Ultra Low
Standard Propeller (Blades x Dia. x Pitches (Ins.)): Optional – See Dealer Unknown Unknown 3x16x17-24.5
Counter Rotation: Available Available Available Available
Range of Avail. Optional Propeller Pitches: 17 – 27.5 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Steering: Remote Unknown Unknown Unknown

DF225 Advantages

Over Honda
  • 55° vs 60° block for compact, lighter, design can be mounted on 26″ center without contact.
  • Offset Drive shaft = Better balance
  • Self adjusting timing chain vs. Over head belt. No belt maintenance or adjustment necessary.
  • Easy access Shim & Bucket vs. Rocker arm quick and accurate valve adjusment vs.expensive service and additional adjustment.
  • 220.5 cu. in. vs. 212 cu. in. No replacement for displacement.
  • 2.29:1 vs 1.86:1. Lower gear ratio to swing a larger prop for improved acceleration.
  • Built in charging system vs. belt driven alt. Less moving parts.
  • 580 lbs vs 599 lbs. Better Power to Weight Ratio.
Over Mercury
  • Light weight, compact design can be mounted on 26″ center without contact.
  • Natural Aspiration vs. SuperCharge. Every Authorized Suzuki Dealer can service vs. Limited Authorized Service Centers
  • Offset Drive shaft. Better balance on the transom.
  • Self adjusting timing chain vs. Over head belt. No belt maintenance or adjustment necessary.
  • Easy access Shim & Bucket valve adjustment quick and accurate valve adjustment vs. expensive service
  • 220.5 cu. in. vs. 105.7 cu. in. No replacement for displacement.
  • 2.29:1 vs 1.86:1. Lower gear ratio to swing a larger prop for improved acceleration.
  • 569 lbs vs 635 lbs. Better Power to Weight Ratio
  • 3 Star vs 2 Star Clean Emission
Over Yamaha
  • 55° vs 60 ° block for compact, lighter, design can be mounted on 26″ center without contact.
  • Multi-Stage Induction. Boost torque and maximize power.
  • Offset Drive shaft. Better balance on the transom.
  • Self adjusting timing chain vs. Over head belt. No belt maintenance or adjustment necessary.
  • Easy access Shim & Bucket valve adjustment quick and accurate valve adjustment vs. expensive service
  • 220.5 cu. in. vs. 204.6 cu. in. No replacement for displacement.
  • 2.29:1 vs 2.00:1 Lower gear ratio to swing a larger prop for improved acceleration.
  • 54 Amp charging vs 45 Amp. More power for your electronics.
  • 8.7 qt. of oil vs 6.1 qt. More oil for better lubrication and cooling.