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Suzuki 250SS #12650525
02/28/18 02:30 AM
02/28/18 02:30 AM
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Frisco, TX
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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.

Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12650576
02/28/18 02:58 AM
02/28/18 02:58 AM
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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?

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Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12650661
02/28/18 03:42 AM
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Looking at a bass boat. It will be freshwater only.

Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12651056
02/28/18 02:23 PM
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I'd check and make sure Suzuki maintenance is available in the area.





Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12651703
02/28/18 07:06 PM
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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.

Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12651724
02/28/18 07:15 PM
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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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Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12652911
03/01/18 12:48 PM
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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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Re: Suzuki 250SS [Re: John A.] #12654652
03/02/18 11:47 AM
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If something was to happen, lose a lower unit, etc. Would getting parts for this engine concern you? Thanks

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