This type of question has so many different answers. The "best" is such a subjective word that is going to bedifferent for many people.What if told you that the best motor I have owned so far was my 120 Force I have now. Which, based on the boats and motors I have owned so far, it has given me the least amount of trouble. But that's not to say it's the best vs something else. It's loud and smokes, but has given me hardly a hiccup since I have owned it.