2008 QLINK Star Review


The 2008 QLINK Star 50 is a small city scooter that is designed to be fuel efficient, convenient and easy to ride. It uses a small single-cylinder, two-stroke, 50cc engine that produces approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque. It is not designed for high speeds however it does have enough power to get around town and let you run errands or get to and from work. Its engine uses a reed valve configuration and is air cooled to keep engine temperatures low. It also comes standard with an electric starter as well as a kick star option. Its transmission is a continuously variable design that automatically shifts, ridding the hassle of the clutch.

It rides on 120/70-17 tires in both the front and rear. Its suspension uses a telescopic fork in the front and a single sided swing arm with a single shock absorber in the rear for ideal comfort and cushion while riding city streets. It braking system is comprised of a hydraulic caliper with a single disc in the front and drum brakes in the rear. Both the front and rear braking system provides all the necessary braking power needed to stop this small 170 pound scooter.

This scooter is a single seated ride so even though you can’t take a passenger along, it does provide the rider with all the necessary options and comfort for light city riding.

New For 2008

  • The 2008 QLINK Star 50 is powered by a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 50cc engine that produces approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Star 50 comes standard with an electric ignition system as well as a backup kick starter system. This electric system ensures easy starting while the backup kick starter gives you the confidence that you will always be able to start the scooter.
  • The stock exhaust system is a high quality and high performance system, using lightweight exhaust piping and muffler for better performance, better fuel efficiency and adding to the signature two-stroke rumble.
  • The rider seat lifts for storage of personal belongings or groceries without having to add storage units to the sides or rear.
  • The foot rests are designed specifically to appeal to the eye as well as adding all the comfort needed to riding around town.
  • The ergonomically designed footrests combine with the lower body molded seat, perfectly positioned and wide handlebars to give the rider more comfort and less stress on the body while riding.
  • Weighing in at approximately 170 pounds, this scooter give you an astounding 100 miles per gallon (mpg), keeping you on the road more and at the gas station less.
  • The 2008 Star 50 is available in four factory colors including Black, Gunmetal Grey, Pink, and White; you now have additional options to make the scooter more personable than before

2008 QLINK Star Specs

  • Model: Star 50
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, two-stroke, 50cc engine
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.58 inches and 1.54 inches
  • Compression ratio: 7.2:1
  • Valve Train: Reed valve
  • Induction: Mikuni carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/kick
  • Transmission: Continuously variable, automatic
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 100 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic caliper with a single disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum braking system
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single sided swing arm with one shock absorber
  • Wheelbase: 48.7 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 33.5 inches
  • Curb Weight:170 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 120/70-12
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70-12


  • A hard top box can be fitted to the rear of the bike providing a fair amount of storage. Perfect for light weekend errands at the grocery store or shopping at the mall. It is a locking case for added security and waterproof for protection from whatever the weather may be that day.
  • A new exhaust pipe assembly can be added for additional aggressive styling as well as a more deep tone when the scooter is running. It also helps increase horsepower and adds to the fuel economy by optimizing exhaust air flow.
  • A new footrest is available that adds extra foot support to an already comfortable ride. The scooter may not be a touring model but the foot rests do add touring comfort.
  • A new headlight bulb assembly is available for purchase to increase the lighting area while riding the dark as well as adding style, making the scooter more personable.
  • 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 or clear windshield can be installed to give you more eye protection from sun glare while also adding to the aggressive look

Key Competitors For The 2008 QLINK Star

  • Honda Ruckus
  • Honda Metropolitan
  • Yamaha C3
  • Vespa LX50
  • Kymco People S 50