2008 QLINK Splendor Review


The 2008 QLINK Splendor 400 is not the typical lightweight, small-wheeled, and sluggish bike that comes to mind when you hear scooter. It is a big and sturdy touring scooter or sometimes called a maxi scooter. It is built for those seeking a scooter that has the typical money saving fuel efficiency while still having the speed and power to cruise the highways. Also, when you are riding a maxi scooter, you do not have to worry about a clutch, like you do on motorcycles. Maxi scooters might offer engines with less displacement than your traditional motorcycle but the 2008 QLINK Splendor 400 does not show that.

The Splendor 400 uses a single-cylinder, four-stroke, 400cc engine with liquid cooling that turns out nearly 27 horsepower and 28 lb-ft of torque. This engine is bigger than your typical scooter engine, in part because it is a touring scooter. However, the engine can let you approach speeds upwards of 100mph with ease. It also has the power and torque to drive up snaking mountain roads with ease. The suspension is comprised of a telescopic fork in the front and a twin sided swing arm in the rear for a comfortable ride for both the rider and passenger. The exhaust system is more sporty and stylish than most other maxi scooter exhaust systems which makes the 2008 QLINK Splendor 400 more aggressive looking while increasing exhaust air flow. The Splendor comes standard with hydraulic calipers and large discs making for a quality braking system that is completely capable of stopping all 400+ pounds of scooter and rider. The Splendor also comes with a large windshield, a very wide floor board, an ergonomically designed seat and perfectly positioned handle bars, all combining to make for a very comfortable and easy riding scooter.

New For 2008

  • Single-cylinder, four-stroke, 400cc engine with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) producing 27 horsepower and 28 lb-ft of torque which amounts to a powerful engine in a compact, fuel efficient package.
  • Fuel consumption averages at a staggering 55 miles per gallon (mpg) which is quite amazing for a 400cc scooter weighing in at more than 400 pounds.
  • Four-valve cylinder head design provides optimum engine performance by increasing engine air flow, maximizing horsepower and top speed capabilities.
  • The fully automatic transmission lets you speed up and brake as much as you need to without having to hassle with a clutch, making it a much more enjoyable ride.
  • The sporty exhaust system contributes to the overall design of this aggressive yet modern scooter.
  • The hydraulic front and rear calipers with large discs ensures you have all the braking power needed for the usual stopping distances as well as those during emergencies.
  • Turn signals are built into the front fairings for an original design not seen on most maxi scooters.
  • Four color paint options of Black, Burgundy, Gunmetal Grey, or Navy Blue give you a variety of options for personalization

2008 QLINK Splendor Specs

  • Model: Splendor 400
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.4 inches and 2.6 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.2:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Kinzo carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 55 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic calipers with a single floating disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic calipers with a single floating disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 61.6 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb Weight:423 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 120/70-16
  • Tires (Rear): 140/60-16


  • New air filter for increased air flow and purity meaning you get more horsepower and better fuel economy than compared to the stock filter.
  • Ignition lock set to better protect your scooter while you are away.
  • New exhaust pipe increases exhaust air flow to increase horsepower and fuel economy.
  • A new seat is available for added comfort while decreasing back and shoulder stress when simply riding around town or on longer trips.
  • Fabric saddlebags are available that substantially increase storage capacity when added to the already large storage space underneath the rider and passenger seat.
  • A hard top box that fits behind the passenger adds a great deal of storage space that is key-lock protected and weather proof, keeping valuables and possessions safe from the various harsh weather conditions you may ride in.
  • A light weight and durable scooter cover can be used to protect your scooter from dust and dirt that can accumulate while stored in the garage or a more durable, water proof scooter cover with reinforced stitching can be used if the scooter is to be stored outside.
  • A tinted windshield can be installed, replacing the stock clear windshield, giving you more eye protection from sun glare while also adding to the aggressive look

Key Competitors For The 2008 QLINK Splendor

  • Yamaha YP400 Majesty
  • Suzuki AN400 Bergman
  • Titan 300 Touring
  • Infinity 300 Touring
  • Yamaha Linhai