Born on 5 May 1994 in Selangor, Malaysia.He began his career at the age of 9, in pocket bikes.In 2007 at the age of 13, Syahrin made his debut in the Cub Prix championship on the YAMAHA LC135 Cup class finishing second overall.2010 is significant as the 16-year-old made the step up to the bigger league, the Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship aboard a 600cc SuperSport bike finishing his debut season in a respectable 12th. He finished fourth in the same series in 2011. He moved into the Spanish Moto2 series in 2012, finishing sixth.In 2012 as Moto2 wild-card Syahrin led during the middle stages of Malaysian Grand Prix on his way to fourth place (the result was later promoted to a third-place finish, after Anthony West's results were expunged). In 2013, Syahrin made several more wildcard appearances. He scored a point at his home race in Malaysia.Syahrin moved into Moto2 full-time in 2014 and 2015, riding a Kalex for the Petronas Raceline Malaysia team.