• SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200

  • LCD instrumentation
  • LED tail-lights
  • LED headlamps and windscreen for better protection
  • 183cc single cylinder engine 18 hp and 12 lb-ft torque
  • 19" spoked wheels with stubby tires
  • 816mm seat height optimal for ADV segment
  • Telescopic forks at the front
  • Side aluminium panniers Comes as an optional accessory
  • Hydraulic centered suspension at the rear

A lightweight ensemble to lure young customers

We know, for one, that manufacturers develop low capacity motorcycles to get new riders into their strides from the very beginning. With manufacturers showing so much love to the adventure category, it’s high time that we get out and do a little exploring for ourselves.

Joining the league of the BMW’s, Kawasaki’s and Suzuki’s, the Taiwanese manufacturer SYM is entering the adventure field with its brand new NH-Trazer 200, and we have no clue what the acronym stands for.

SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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SYM built this Trazer for beginners who love to taste the ADV life. It’s a lightweight 183cc motorcycle that has the looks to give it the adventure tag. 19" Spoked wheels, stubby tires, long travel suspension, windscreen, pannier attachments and the lot.

Being at the bottom of the segment, don’t expect it to come loaded with features like its competition. However, it does have a few tricks up its sleeves to keep the fresh modern outlook. It gets LED lighting on the main headlamp and tail and has a neat looking LCD instrumentation.

SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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LED headlamps and windscreen
for better protection
SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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LED tail-lights
SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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LCD instrumentation
SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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183cc single cylinder engine
18 hp and 12 lb-ft torque

The 183cc single hones a below par 18 hp and 12 lb.ft of max torque. Not ground-shattering by any instance. And definitely not posing any threat to the competition. The bike comes with ABS as standard with an option to disable it at the rear, true off-road style.

Mechanically, the Trazer gets telescopic forks and hydraulic centered suspension at the rear. Braking is handled by 2-piston calipers clutched on petal disc at the front and a single piston at the rear.

SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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19" spoked wheels
with stubby tires

We know that SYM is looking to get a lot of young riders hooked onto the adventure life with the Trazer 200. A question remains - can it find a place for itself by giving ADV capability and user-friendliness in one shot? Especially with BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki already splurged the market with the G 310 GS, V-Strom 250 and the Versys X-300?

There is, of course, KTM developing the 390 Adventure as we speak. With all of this as competition, SYM has a very small window to take the big leap. no wonder they are skeptical of launching it on US soil. Nonetheless, it will come at a cheaper price point than the rest, if it does make it here.

SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200 Exterior
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Side aluminium panniers
Comes as an optional accessory

Currently, SYM sells four scooters and two commuter motorcycles here distributed by Alliance Powersports. The SYM NH-Trazer 200 has already entered the European market where folks do an awful lot of ADV time.

Reference

BMW G 310 GS

2017 - 2018 BMW G 310 R / G 310 GS
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Kawasaki Versys X-300

2017 - 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300
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