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#12650525 - 02/27/18 08:30 PM Suzuki 250SS
John A. Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 1134
Loc: Frisco, TX
My father is looking at a boat with a 2017 Suzuki 250SS. He is wanting some feedback from some people who actually have this engine or ridden in one.

What kind of speed difference should he have compared to a merc?

What kind of holeshot does the engine have?

What kind of special Maintance may be required?

What is your overall opinion on the motor?

Thanks in advanced. It's a big decision and he wants to do all his homework since he has never ran a Suzuki.

#12650576 - 02/27/18 08:58 PM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6722
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I have researched them quite a bit. Not as fast as a Merc, but one of the most reliable motors made. If I had a choice for a motor it would be my first choice, with Yamaha being 2 and merc the 3rd. Honda’s are also very reliable, but I can’t stand the look of them.

But what kind of boat are you talking about, bay or bass boat?

Edited by grout-scout (02/27/18 08:59 PM)

#12650661 - 02/27/18 09:42 PM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
John A. Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Looking at a bass boat. It will be freshwater only.

#12651056 - 02/28/18 08:23 AM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
T Bird Offline
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
I'd check and make sure Suzuki maintenance is available in the area.

#12651703 - 02/28/18 01:06 PM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
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Registered: 11/22/07
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Loc: scotland tx
they are good motors an have picked up some market share from folks that would have bought yamahas if they were not in short supply.

#12651724 - 02/28/18 01:15 PM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
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Registered: 03/10/10
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Loc: Corsicana, TX
Aside from the 600 or so lb. weight of it, it's said to have a decent holeshot and top end if propped correctly. Dealer base in my opinion is limited as is qualified service techs if you get in need of serious repair. I would think the retail of the boat (when you're ready) will take a hit, because it's not one of the leading brands hanging off the back. All in all, Suzuki makes a good product, but dealer base and servicing would have me concerned.
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#12652911 - 03/01/18 06:48 AM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
I have several customers with Suzuki`s and all I can say is What Service? Normal maintenance oil and oil filter changes are no different, water pump service is no different.
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#12654652 - 03/02/18 05:47 AM Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.]
triton37 Offline

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 431
Loc: sherman, texas
If something was to happen, lose a lower unit, etc. Would getting parts for this engine concern you? Thanks


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