The Engineers and Developers at Tohatsu Corporation in Japan are very aware of the weight implications with Four Stroke Outboards.
Part of their strategy is to design models that assist in balance and stability and ultimately meet the needs of modern boats.
The Class leading MFS15EFI and MFS20EFI are another reflection of such Tohatsu product ingenuity.
At 43kg for the manual short-shaft and 44kg (long-shaft) this image would look much different with many other heavier models on the transom. Weight can also be a factor if a unit is not stored on the transom?
Other interesting key features of these tiller models include a large usable carry handle, simple freshwater flush and a handy fuel filter with a visible water indicator.
Couple this with forward located gear shift, simple multi function tiller design and battery-less fuel injection you have models that not only look good but have exceptional performance.