The sudden and loud bankruptcy of OMC - one of the leaders in the outboard motors market - was caused by both internal and external reasons. It led to a shortage of engines of other brands in almost all power ranges. But it was precisely bankruptcy that was the very “fire” that gave the necessary impetus, which contributed to updating the brand and bringing it to a new level.
The final formation of the Johnson and Evinrude trademarks took place by 1936, when talented mechanics and entrepreneurs Johnson brothers merged with EVINRUDE. The OMS corporation was formed. Advanced technical solutions and innovations in the world of boat engines are inextricably linked with these brands. On the Johnson engines for the first time were applied such innovative solutions as electric start, exhaust through the hub of the propeller, speed control system and their automatic reduction when the engine is overheated.
Over the years, the Johnson and Evinrude motors have been continuously improved. Systems such as System Check (emergency alert for malfunctions), Quick Start (quick start, providing a reliable start of a cold engine), FasTrak Power Trim & Tilt (engine hydraulic lift, allowing you to control the trim angle on the move, as well as completely out of the water in the parking lot, which prevents fouling).
Relax with Evinrude. All the latest developments of engineers were immediately introduced into the design, the observed deficiencies were taken into account in future decisions. As a result, the time- tested outboard engines Johnson and Evinrude deservedly gained popularity due to their exceptional reliability, the optimal ratio of power and weight, unpretentiousness, impressive lifespan and the possibility of using low-octane fuel. The popularity of motors grew, as did the share of the market segment they occupied.
Motor Johnson on a motorboat 2000-2001 became a turning point for brands - Johnson and Evinrude were put up for auction along with other property of the bankrupt OMS. BRUNSWICK and BOMBARDIER corporations competed in the final bidding for the right to own popular trademarks (the latter is better known for its aquabikes and snowmobiles). In a long and difficult struggle, the BOMBARDIER team pulled out a victory from BRUNSWICK, and the motors Johnson and Evinrude joined the extensive family of vehicles of the BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS division. The corporation immediately began to resume production. At the initial stages, in order not to lose positions in the market, some models in the line had to be abandoned. But every year the model range was replenished, volumes increased.
Johnson 140 PL4 Currently in the model range of Johnson engines are available as 2-stroke engines ranging from 3.5 to 175 hp, and 4-stroke from 4 to 140 hp. It should be noted that the 4-stroke line of motors Johnson appeared only with the advent of BOMBARDIER production management.
The top model of 4-stroke gamut Johnson 140 PL4 is especially popular. Fans of powerful engines waited for her for a long time. The inline 4-cylinder engine with two camshafts of the top position has a low level of noise and vibration and is comparable in weight with similar in power 2-stroke engines, which is the most weighty reason for the increased demand for this engine. As for Johnson 2-stroke engines, they are presented quite fully.