The QLINK Splendor 400 represents the top tier of QLINK’s scooter offerings, and the Splendor 400 is QLINK’s touring class scooter. Breaking the stereotype of scooters for being notoriously underpowered, touring class scooters like the Splendor 400 appeal to scooter aficionados looking for a vehicle capable of fulfilling all of their transportation needs. These maxi-scooters achieve this goal, while still maintaining the excellent fuel economy long associated with scooters.
QLINK has been building its brand image in the U.S. over the last few years, after gaining popularity in diverse markets such as Taiwan, Mexico, and Europe. Known for creative styling and exterior design, the QLINK Splendor 400 is no exception. With smooth, curving lines, the Splendor 400 resembles a stylish motorcycle rather than the traditional image of a small moped. With two vinyl seats, the Splendor can comfortably seat a driver and a passenger.
There is no need for potential customers to be worried about keeping up with freeway traffic while riding the QLINK Splendor 400. Equipped with a 393cc engine, the Splendor 400 has plenty of power for all occasions. Franco Morini, who has designed scooter engines since 1954, built the Splendor's engine. Numerous Italian scooter companies have used Morini's engines for decades, ensuring a respectable lineage for the Splendor 400’s 26.8-hp engine.
Potential buyers might want to take into account the carburetor on the Splendor 400. Most other touring scooters use a form of fuel injection, although they are also more expensive than the Splendor, so that may be a trade-off that prospective buyers should consider.
Knowing the QLINK Splendor 400 has plenty of speed and acceleration, it’s also important to know that it has stopping power as well. The Splendor uses dual hydraulic disc brakes on the front wheel and a hydraulic disc brake on the rear wheel. Hydraulic disc brakes are generally considered an excellent braking solution for modern scooters, and they provide the Splendor 400 with reliable stopping power.
The QLINK Splendor rides on 16-inch wheels, the largest size typically seen on scooters. While smaller wheel sizes provide more maneuverability and are generally easier to turn, the larger wheels offer more stability at greater speeds and handle obstacles on the road much better. With 16-inch wheels, the Splendor becomes much more capable of handling small potholes or bumps, when compared with a scooter that has 10- to 13-inch wheels. The larger wheel size is important on touring scooters like the Splendor 400, as they can reach higher speeds than their 50cc and 150cc little brothers. Tire size is 120/70 in front and 140/60 in the rear. Suspension is supplied with a configuration of telescopic fork suspension in the front and a twin-sided swing arm for the rear.
Rounding out the QLINK Splendor’s features is a 24-month warranty. Many scooters usually come with 12-month warranties, so the two-year warranty is definitely a bonus for Splendor owners. With the 393cc engine, the Splendor 400 is QLINK’s largest and most expensive scooter. It is also the most powerful of QLINK’s scooter offerings, with an engine conceived by a respected Italian designer with a long history of creating reliable scooter engines. While expensive for a scooter, the Splendor is still less expensive than its nearest competitors.