2011 QLINK XP Review


QLINK is a Chinese manufacturer of bikes, and they produce a fairly high quality solution for low-budget shoppers looking for the experience of a versatile bike. As a dual-purpose motorcycle, the QLINK XP offers value both on the street and on the offroad trail, which makes it one of the most versatile motorcycles in its price range. The XP stands for extra purpose, and it refers to the dual usage. The high offroad seat and well-crafted engine make for an excellent ride, and the well-crafted suspension allows for little jarring. The engine inside the 2011 QLINK XP is nearly an exact copy of the Suzuki DRZ-400, but it has a slightly smaller carburetor and detuned cams. Seeing as QLINK helps produce these engine, it makes sense that they would be able to use a close match. The gearing, clutch, and compression ratio are exactly the same, and the slight difference make the QLINK XP put out about four less horsepower than the Suzuki DRZ-400. That said, the price point is almost cut in half when compared to the Suzuki, making the QLINK XP a better choice for budget-conscious buyers.

The QLINK XP 200 features a 199-cc, single cylinder engine that is good for 15.4 horsepower and 14.5 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a five-speed, and the construction of the body is aluminum. Headlights are square in shape, which gives it a unique aesthetic look, but this isn't especially attractive. Vinyl seating is favorable for one rider, but it is possible to have a passenger without too much fuss. The overall weight of the 2011 QLINK XP 200 is 271 pounds, which makes it easy to maneuver on the road and in parking lots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 2.8 gallons, and fuel economy is average for the segment. The large 21-inch front tire and 18-inch rear tires allow for excellent traction both on the road and off the road, which is the specialty of the QLINK XP 200.

Overall, the QLINK XP 200 may not be the greatest bike in its segment, but it is definitely one of the cheapest bikes available with this much power. The construction is surprisingly sturdy, and this China-based company is easily coming into its own. Given the price when compared to many of the competitors, the QLINK XP may be the best choice for beginners to become introduced to the world of motorcycling without becoming introduced to begging on the streets. The ability to run gracefully and relatively smooth across both street and dirt make it an excellent choice for experienced riders that want a new toy as well. The competitors may be able to beat it out in power, but the dual usage without a ton of compromise makes this an excellent choice.

New For 2011

  • The 2011 QLINK XP 200 receives no significant updates from the previous year's model.

2011 QLINK XP Specs

  • Model: XP 200
  • Engine Type: 199-cc single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.6 inches and 2.29 inches
  • Compression ratio: 12.1:1
  • Valve Train: overhead valve, pushrod, two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 50 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm Wheelbase: 54.25 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 35.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 271 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 2.75 X 21
  • Tires (Rear): 4.10 X 18


  • Seat tail cover provides added protection to the seat when not in use.
  • A full body cover can be purchased to reduce the amount of dust, debris, and other environmental factors that may damage the 2011 QLINK XP when stored indoors or outdoors.
  • Fuel tank cover is an available option, and it adds additional protection to the paint.
  • A variety of wheel options are available

Key Competitors For The 2011 QLINK XP

  • QLINK XF 200
  • Yamaha XT 250
  • Yamaha TW 200
  • Big Dog Ridgeback