QLINK is a Chinese manufacturer that is still a relatively new name on the international motorcycle scene, having only been founded in 1988. The company was founded on the simple idea of providing power sports enthusiasts with fun, affordable, and high quality means of on-road and off-road transportation. The company has always valued creative styling and has created a diverse line of attractive two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles. Beyond just looking good, QLINK bikes are designed to be mechanically sound and to have a minimal impact on the environment. QLINK’s commitment to providing working class individuals with a reliable means of transportation or weekend recreation has led to the company devising stringent quality control measures in terms of manufacturing. By maintaining good relationships with suppliers and dealerships, while refusing to unduly mark up their products, QLINK is generally able to furnish riders with quality vehicles at affordable prices. QLINK offers a diverse line of products that includes dirt bikes, street bikes, scooters, ATVs, and UTVs. One of the scooters that was produced by QLINK but has since been discontinued, was the Pegasus. The QLINK Pegasus is a peppy, reliable, and affordable scooter with a two-stroke engine. Like other 150cc scooters, the Pegasus is a great bike for riding around town, but less adept at keeping pace with highway traffic. That’s why scooters like the Pegasus are a favorite amongst college students and others who are looking for a low-cost means of transport. The Pegasus gets great gas mileage, making it generally one of the more affordable vehicles on the road to maintain.
The 2008 QLINK Pegasus is a scooter that’s powered by a 152.7cc, liquid-cooled, single, cylinder, four-stroke engine, that’s paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The front suspension features telescopic forks, while the rear suspension is equipped with a twin sided swing arm. Stopping power is provided by front and rear disc brakes. The Pegasus comes equipped with aluminum wheels, with a 100/80-16 front tire and a 110/80-15-rear tire. The 2008 QLINK Pegasus weighs 286 lbs., has 6.3 inches of ground clearance, and is available in three color choices: champagne, silver, and burgundy. The Pegasus comes with standard, one-piece seating for two passengers. Taken on the whole, the 2008 QLINK Pegasus is a safe and comfortable scooter with a strong 152.7cc motor, wide 16” wheels, disc brakes, and a large seat that can accommodate the rider and a passenger. Despite its relatively small size, the Pegasus is highly visible to other motorists, thanks to its bright, full-width taillight and dual turn signals. The scooter’s short wheel base design gives it a rather unique look, while also improving its handling capability. The saddle is ergonomically sculpted, making it comfortable even on longer riders, and with a passenger. There is also a wrap-around grab handle that makes it easy to secure both people and belongings. The engine of the Pegasus is liquid-cooled, the starter is electric, and the fuel tank has a 1.7-gallon capacity. The Pegasus is built on a steel frame, which makes it sturdy enough for city riding.
Like all QLINK vehicles, the 2008 Pegasus is affordably priced when compared to competing models made by the likes of Vespa, Honda, and Suzuki. Affordable when it was new, a used 2008 Pegasus is also a potentially good option for riders looking for a second hand scooter on the cheap. With its 152.7cc two-stroke engine, the 2008 QLINK Pegasus is a great bike for tooling around town, or for hopping across campus. The Pegasus' V-belt fully automatic transmission makes it easy to operate for riders of all levels, making it one of the truest twist-and-go models out there. Although the Pegasus has been discontinued, there are still many used models available on the second hand scooter market. User reviews indicate that used Pegasus model scooters from 2008 are still fairly reliable. Certainly for anyone who is on a budget and needs a simple means of transportation, the 2008 QLINK Pegasus is worth checking out.