A Guide for Suzuki Inazuma 250 (GW250) owners in Peshawar, Pakistan
I decided to write this guide because very little information is available on the internet for bike owners in Peshawar.
Maintenance & Service: Suzuki Shinwari Motors is highly recommended for their overall professional service. They are located on Main Jamrud Road, near the Phase 3 Chowk Flyover
Suzuki Shinwari Motors
Phase 3 Chock, Jamrud Road
Phone: +92 91 5851000
Sales: +92 300 8591345
Services: +92 333 9190006
Suzuki Used Car: +92 300 9595212
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Department?s fifty (50) Inazuma motorcycles are officially serviced at Shinwari Motors, hence they have considerable experience and a ready supply of essential and commonly required Inazuma spareparts (more intricate or uncommon spareparts need to be ordered via Shinwari Motors who claim that the delivery time takes 2-3 weeks.)
The top Inazuma mechanic is Waqas Ahmed. A thorough professional who not only has the heavybike workmanship experience but also has the required academic training as well.
Shinwari Motors offers an efficient and friendly service (rounds of green tea on the house/ free wifi/ clean toilets/ comfortable waiting area for customers/ extra-polite staff who always greet you with a smile)
My First Inazuma Service at 600 Miles (1000 kms) was done by Waqas Ahmed and it cost Rs 1500 labour charges (plus Rs 500 for genuine Suzuki oil filter)
During the first service, they did the oil and filter change, air filter cleaning, lubrication of parts, cleaning of spark plugs, checkup of levels of coolant, brake fluids, cleaning of brakepads (front and rear), axle and chain checks etc.
BEST ENGINE OIL FOR INAZUMA? Though Suzuki Shinwari recommends ?Suzuki Genuine Oil 10W-40? which is a multigrade oil. But, I do NOT recommend it. It is a ?car oil? and trust me, there are better engine oils available for your Inazuma!
I personally recommend: 1. Mobil 1 4T Racing 10W-40 golden cap ? fully synthetic, packaged in Singapore, Meets the requirements of API SM and JASO MA (Available at New Chaudhry Motors ? Fakhre Alam Rd, Peshawar Cantt Ph: 091-5275051/ or with Mr. Zahir Shah who is a bulk supplier of Mobil 1 products in Peshawar: Zahir Enterprises Mobil 1: 0333-5899660. Helpful and very decent gentleman) I bought 3 bottles of 1 Litre each. Unit cost is Rs 1600 per bottle in Peshawar. More expensive in Islamabad) During the first oil change it takes approx. 2400 ml of oil (Engine capacity alone is 2100ml but oil filter takes about 200-300ml extra) After your first oil change, re-check the oil level next day before starting in case it needs topping up.
2. Zic M9 (fully synthetic, not easily available) or Zic M7 (available, semi synthetic 10W-40 4T are also fair choices, provided they are genuine and not counterfeit) For every brand of genuine motorcycle oils in Peshawar you can rely on ?THE OIL SHOP? (Shad Service Station) outside Sarki Gate, South City Circular Road, Peshawar City. They have the best collection of Engine Oils and also reasonable prices.
3. Total Hi-Perf 4T Sport+ (golden yellow) for Motorcycles is unfortunately not available in Pakistan anymore, due to low demand. But when it was introduced back in 2013-4 at the Total stations I used it in my heavybikes and being a fully synthetic oil it?s unbeatable without clutch slippage issues and inexpensive)
- DON?T? USE CAR OILS OR ENERGY CONSERVING ONES!
General advice: Remember, ?Peshawar Traffic: Everybody is out there to kill you?
Inazuma does get respect from other bikers. One gets lot of nods and thumbsups.
But be prepared for the annoying questions too: ?How much is it for?? ?how many cc?? ?Wanna Race??
I recommend change of horn. Install a louder horn as the factory one is a whimpy horn. Rear view mirror has a blind spot so keep checking by turning your head often. The bike is creamy smooth but its also quite heavy (180 Kgs) . Unfortunately it has no ABS, so train yourself to always use front and rear brake simultaneously (50:50) to avoid unnecessary drag on Peshawar?s super slippery metalled finished roads)
Last but not the least: Safety: Do buy proper gear: Helmet, Jacket, Biker?s gloves with knuckle protection, high shoes
Happy riding and enjoy your Inazuma experience!