Performance goes small with the new Mercury Racing 60R

An outboard with a short midsection, made to fit flats skiffs. Mercury Racing 60R is perfect in shallow waters also thank to a specific propeller.

It is the only outboard engine in its class with a 15-inch midsection: the Mercury Racing 60R can be a solution for compact boats, especially if they have an almost flat hull and navigate in skinny water. At the same time, it can be matched to Spitfire XP, a stainless steel propeller specifically designed for it.

Small but mean

The 60R outboard features a four-cylinder, 1.0-liter long-stroke powerhead, tuned for torque by Mercury Racing. The red line is extended to 6300 rpm to maximize acceleration and enable more propping options, while a single overhead camshaft cylinder head keeps it as light and slim as possible for less intrusion on the transom. A powerful 18-amp alternator is designed to maintain battery charge on boats equipped with angling electronics and baitwell pumps.

Inside the gearcase, the gear ratio is 2.33:1, enough to handle up to 20 percent more prop-blade area than a standard ‘case: in addition the shape provides added lift aft to further boost hole-shot performance and confident handling at speed.

Compared to 20-inch motors, Mercury Racing 60R offers a lower center of gravity for better boat handling and stability. It is equipped with SmartCraft technology and Engine Guardian system, which monitors vital engine sensors for early indications of problems that could lead to engine damage. If a problem does occur, the system takes corrective action to reduce the risk of damage, and get the boater home safely. The Engine Guardian system will also display critical engine alarm data on a SmartCraft System instrument or a compatible display screen. To extend range, the Mercury Racing 60R is equipped with computer-controlled electronic fuel injection (EFI) programmed to deliver fuel economy at cruising speed on 87-octane fuel. Its ability to run a larger propeller also enhances cruising-speed range.

An exclusive low-copper aluminum alloy and durable, multi-layer finish treatments provide the engine with important corrosion protection, and in addition the standard three-year Mercury factory warranty coverage can be extended for up to five more years with a Mercury Product Protection (MPP) factory-backed extended service plan.
As for the exterior look, we are sure that Mercury Racing R-Series graphics over a classic Phantom Black finish won’t go unnoticed.

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The new Mercury Racing Spitfire XP propeller is designed to be the right screw for the 60R outboard. Created to specifically match the power curve, gear ratio and gearcase shape of the motor, the Spitfire XP has a four-blade design and long barrel that combine to deliver the fast hole shot shallow-water anglers desire. This precision-tuned Mercury Racing Pro Finish propeller is crafted in MercuryX7 stainless steel alloy, a material developed by the Company, then zero-balanced and measured for consistent performance. It’s offered in 12-inch to 21-inch pitch in half-inch increments to dial in optimal RPM at wide-open throttle.

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