Why keyless Suzuki outboard is more convenient, but also safer

Suzuki Keyless Start System
Suzuki Keyless Start System

Not having to look for the key to turn on the outboard is convenient. But the Suzuki Keyless Start System is much more than that, for example in terms of security because it functions, in fact, as an anti-theft device. Here’s why.

This starting starts the Suzuki outboard, without having to use the classic key. As of today, this system is available as standard on the entire series of electronically managed Suzuki outboards from 70 horsepower up to 350 horsepower.

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Suzuki Keyless Start System

Suzuki Marine in 2015 was the first outboard manufacturer to introduce such technology to this market. Suzuki Keyless Start System, the starting system that allows Suzuki outboards to be started without the need for a key to be inserted into the relevant ignition lock. The first engine to adopt this system was the Suzuki DF200AP outboard. As with drive-by-wire, that of the Suzuki Keyless Start System is a technology borrowed from the automotive industry.

Suzuki Keyless Start System operation

How it works

How does it work? It is a technology that uses a coded radio remote control that can transmit a unique access code to the electronic engine management system. When the remote control is within one meter of the steering console, the transmitted impulse is recognized by a receiver unit installed in the steering formwork.

This dialogues with the engine control unit, enabling the start procedure of the thermal unit. At this point those in control can start the engine with the push of a button. The system adopts a watertight remote control. It is made of a material that allows it to float, should it accidentally end up in the sea, so that it can be easily retrieved and functional

Suzuki Keyless Start System: also “anti-theft”

When we have finished browsing how do we turn off? In the same way as when it is turned on, that is, by simply pushing a button. When you then get off the boat and the connection between the remote control/transponder and the receiver unit connected to the engine is broken, the outboard can no longer be started. It also acts as an “anti-theft device” because it functions, in effect, as an immobilizer.

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