They better hope it only looks like a G2. Have not heard good things about the G2. Me and a tour pro got to talking about motors and he said stay away from that Evinrude. Usually wait for a second generation of new motors so that they can get the bugs worked out. If you are in the market for a new motor you might want to give it a while to see the data on these things after being on the water. The Optimax wasn’t a great motor motor at first but look how that turned out once they got it right.
Everyone I have spoken with about the G2's love them. Yes, there was some hiccups early. I have spoke with fresh and saltwater guys. Some are saying they are the best engine they have ever had.
I can say this about Evinrude. Coming from a mercury to an 2013 ETEC. The ETEC is a "great" motor.