Fishing & Boating News

Evinrude Brings on New 135-HP Outboard with FICHT RAM Injection

Boaters wanted it. Now Evinrude, the world's leading name in outboards, has it.

by: Randy Vance,

(Monday, March 06,2000 - Waukegan, Illinois) Evinrude is offering boaters a hard-charging new 135-hp outboard to the outboard maker's increasingly popular line-up of powerful, durable and fuel-efficient two-stroke Evinrude® outboards with FICHT® Ram Injection™ direct fuel injection (DFI) technology.

"This new DFI 135-hp two-stroke outboard will provide exciting performance for many kinds of boats from mid-size bass and walleye boats to deck boats," said Rand McNally, Senior Vice-President of North American Engine Operations. "It has tremendous low-end torque and smooth, performance throughout its operating range."

Lighter than competitive four-stroke outboards of similar horsepower, Evinrude’s responsive 135-hp FICHT Ram Injection two-stroke outboard offers incredible power throughout its operating range. In addition, this new engine meets U.S. EPA 2006 standards, the last year phase-in of federal emissions reductions. This outboard also meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2004 emissions standards applicable through 2007 and Lake Tahoe's stringent emissions restrictions for operation on that lake.

The new Evinrude 135-hp outboard with FICHT Ram Injection will be available for North American delivery beginning in the Spring of 2000. International availability will be announced at a later date.

Outboard Marine Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of internationally-known boat brands, including Chris-Craft®, Four Winns®, Seaswirl®, Javelin®, Stratos®, Lowe®, Hydra-Sports®, and Princecraft®; marine accessories and marine engines, under the brand names of Johnson® and Evinrude®; and FICHT® Ram Injection™ - the industry's premier low-emission two-stroke engine technology.