2008 QLINK XF Review


The 2008 QLINK XF 200 is a Chinese made enduro style motorcycle. It is designed to have all the capability and power needed to ride off-road while still offering all the comfort needed for a street bike. The XF 200 is therefore completely street legal yet has all the features and most of the look of an off-road bike.

The QLINK XF 200 uses an air-cooled, single overhead camshaft (SOHC), four-stroke engine. It has a displacement of nearly 200cc and is fed it fuel supply by a Mikuni carburetor. This engine setup combines to produce approximately 15.4 horsepower and 14.5 lb-ft of torque at 8500 revolutions per minute (rpm). QLINK boasts its use of Suzuki technology for the engine design and Japanese craftsmanship for the carburetor. A close look of the engine and carburetor shows a striking similarity to those manufacturers, all strengthening the fact that this engine setup is very reliable. Even though the engine is reliable, it does lack a bit of power. When riding this bike to it limit, you’ll find yourself in fifth gear fairly quickly with the throttle revved to 8500rpm. This bike is reliable and quality craftsmanship but is not made for making record track times.

The suspension uses an inverted fork in the front with a single shock absorber and adjustable spring preload by use of dual locking rings in the rear. The front fork does not have any adjustment options however it does have a very unique gold finish on the legs, making for a very unique color scheme. The suspension gives the rider a good amount of comfort and absorption for both city riding and off-road racing. The suspension is also paired very well with the chassis to give tight handling and a responsive bike. The braking system uses a basic caliper in the font and drum brakes in the rear. This system provides ample braking power and the rear drum more than capable of locking the rear wheel.

QLINK is an emerging name in the motorcycle market and produces quality bikes at a fraction the cost of bigger names such as Honda or Yamaha. If you are looking for a reliable enduro style motorcycle then the QLINK XF 200 may be the bike for you.

New For 2008

  • This is an enduro style motorcycle giving it the capability of riding on city streets as well as dominating the off-road tracks of the wilderness.
  • This enduro style motorcycle uses a four-stroke, air-cooled engine that uses Suzuki technology and a Japanese Mikuni carburetor to produce nearly 15.4 horsepower and 14.5 lb-ft of torque at 8500 rpm. This engine design has made it one of the most reliable on the market today.
  • The smooth-shifting five-speed transmission comes with a manual clutch to deliver impressive power and helps ensure all the horsepower and torque is delivered to the wheel.
  • The diamond shaped headlight is a unique style, signature to QLINK, which helps increase lighting during low light riding and widen the area lit.
  • The XF200 is fully compliant with both DOT and EPA making this bike completely street legal even though it is made for off-road riding.
  • The big Kingstone tires that come with the XF 200 give this bike both comfort while riding on the streets as well as a great deal of traction on a wide variety of terrain.

2008 QLINK XF Specs

  • Model: XF 200
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke, 200cc engine
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.6 inches and 2.29 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: Mikuni carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/kick start
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 70 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic caliper with a single disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum brakes
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with a single adjustable shock absorber and a preloaded spring
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 35.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 271 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70 R17


  • An aftermarket air filter is available for added air flow for increase horsepower.
  • A decal set from the manufacturer adds some style and a racing theme to the bike.
  • A new header set, exhaust muffler, and exhaust pipes can be added to the bike to increase exhaust air flow, increasing horsepower.
  • A fuel tank cover can be purchased to add protection from any sharp or dangerous debris.
  • New clutch and brake levers can be installed to make the bike fit you rather than the other way around.
  • A bike stand can be used to set the bike on for storage, maintenance or cleaning.
  • A new footrest can be installed for wider footing and added support to increase handling and response.

Key Competitors For The 2008 QLINK XF

  • Honda CRF230M
  • Roketa DB-07A
  • Yamaha DT200
  • Suzuki DR 200
  • KTM 200 XC-W