2011 QLINK XF Review


The 2011 QLINK XF 200 is a fun and versatile sport bike that has dual purposes: it can be enjoyed cruising around the city or whizzing through the woods. This dual functionality makes the QLINK XF a hot favorite for off-road bike enthusiasts that like adventure. This QLINK XF is far more enjoyable compared to other bikes in its class because it provides unconstrained power and versatility at an affordable price. It is not limited to only being used in the woods, which makes it an economical mode of transportation around town. The most convenient aspect of this bike is that it can be enjoyed by both beginners and veterans. It is quite forgiving, which is why amateur riders can learn the ropes on this bike. At the same time, it has enough power to qualify as a strong contender for professional bikers. This bike is comparable to a few models of Suzuki bikes because the technology overall is quite similar.

The steel-framed QLINK XF looks sleek and provides durability and performance, factors which are important for a consumer within a reasonable price range. Although it has primarily been built for off-road adventure, this bike is 100% street legal. The bike is also completely DOT/EPA compliant. The built-in four-stroke engine is air cooled and has Japanese Mikuni carburation. This is why the QLINK XF is one of the most reliable dual purpose motorcycles in the market. The bike comes with a smooth five-speed transmission along with a manual clutch. This enables riders to enjoy shifting both on the dirt and off it. The headlight gives the QLINK XF a stylish and aggressive look.

The large tires provide fantastic traction and the rider stays comfortable across a wide range of terrain. Since this bike comes with standard wheels, consumers can purchase a plethora of after-market tires and wheels to customize the bike according to the way they want. Although this bike seems to be a steal for the price it can be purchased at, there are a few aspects that leave riders wanting more. From a distance of 15 feet, the bike looks marvelous, but upon closer inspection, there are some downsides. There is rubber mounting for the passenger grab handles, however, there is no mounting for the handlebar or footpegs. Then, the mirrors seem too small for a bike this size. The headlight assembly on the QLINK XF is attached by rubber straps, which certainly takes away from the aesthetic appeal of the bike. Also, the handle bar crash pad seems virtually useless and is fastened by a zip tie. When starting the bike, the ignition switch is rough and feels cheap just like the welds on the frame. Once on the bike, the ride can be uncomfortable, not because of the uneven road, but because the engine creates a fair amount of vibration. In addition, the suspension adjustment is limited, which makes the bike less dynamic. The dual locking rings for the shock are almost inaccessible and the front brake does not seem to be of much use when applied. Overall, this bike would not be a recommended choice to take on a highway because of the lack of a few important features.

New For 2011

  • The new five-speed transmission in the 2011 QLINK XF is now Wet Multi-Plated.
  • The new front suspension is Twin Telescopic while the rear is mono shock with Damper Control to provide a comfortable ride on uneven terrain.
  • The latest four-stroke, air-cooled engine comes with a Japan Mikuni carburetor.

2011 QLINK XF Specs

  • Model: 2011 QLINK XF 200
  • Engine Type: single-cylinder, two-valve, four-stroke
  • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • Induction: Air
  • Transmission Type: Five-speed manual
  • Primary Drive: Chain
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gal
  • Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Front Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type: Drum
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 32 inches
  • Front Tire: 110/70 R17
  • Rear Tire: 130/70 R17


  • Bash guard/belly pan as standard
  • Digital gear-position indicator
  • 17-inch wheels which provide many choices for rims
  • One-piece instruments with speedometer and tachometer

Key Competitors For The 2011 QLINK XF

  • Suzuki DR200SE
  • Kawasaki KLX 250
  • Honda CRF230M
  • Yamaha XT 250
  • Yamaha TW 200