On the opposing side, four-stroke motors will also be erasing what was a very clear division just a couple of decades back, the one that said 2 Stroke 5hp Outboard Motor are inherently more powerful. The industry once envisioned a 100 hp limit for four-strokes due to their additional weight. But the limit has vanished. Witness Suzuki's new 300 hp, at only 604 pounds.
"It's a closer call than ever before," says Mercury spokesperson Eric Pope. It is not true today."
2 versus four is now a matter of boater preferences than ground-shaking practical distinctions. During it all, the two modern four-strokes and DFI 2 Stroke 30hp Outboard Motor are mechanical marvels.
Difference, What Difference
• Two-stroke DFIs are lighter compared to four-strokes with the exact same energy, but the difference is shrinking.
• Four-strokes are more silent than two-strokes, however, the distinction is decreasing.
• Two-strokes generally supply a stronger hole shot, but the distinction is diminishing.