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2012 Cobra Motorcycles

One brand that caters to the kids when it comes to motorcycles is the US-based Cobra Motorcycles.

And for 2012, the amateur Motocross national-title winning Cobra lineup has enhanced its CX65 and CX 50 models.

The CX 65 has a new, computer controlled electronic power valve 65cc engine to Cobra’s new and improved patented Cobra Friction Drive. Cobra says the new power valve is “destine to change the competition mini playing field even more in favor of kids on new Cobras.”

Phil McDowell (Cobra’s Chief Engineer) says: “Cobra engineers and technicians have been working very hard toward the launch of these models – fender to fender, top to bottom, engine to chassis. We are very pumped to show off the improvements to the 2012 Cobra lineup.

“From the CX50 Junior to the CX50 Senior (“King” Cobra) and the CX65, 2012 enhancements will further the lineage of the world’s most successful competition mini cycle line, making them even stronger, faster and more reliable.”

Following are highlights of the 2012 Cobra CX65, CX50 Senior and CX50 Junior.

2012 Cobra CX65 Highlights:

  • All-new engine featuring Cobra’s direct-acting electronic power valve. More torque, more power = winning performance.
  • All new shift mechanism provides smooth power-shifting even in the deepest loamy conditions.
  • CARD piggyback rear shock with adjustable rebound, adjustable high speed compression, and adjustable low speed compression – more features than most of the big bike shocks!
  • Class-leading twin spar High-Strength Low-Alloy oval tube frame – super-strong, outstanding lateral strength with just the right amount of torsional rigidity.
  • X-Track aluminum swingarm: Aerospace construction technology delivers light weight and improved rear wheel tracking.
  • Largest air box in its class featuring the largest filter surface area of any 65cc bike out there. The result: More power under the worst of conditions.
  • Improved Steering Head – Double-sealed steering head design improves bearing life and steering performance.
  • All-new CARD front brake system. Super adjustable for all sized hands, progressive feel for excellent control, and a tight package for minimal weight and excellent ground clearance.
  • Billet triple clamps with adjustable bar mounts.
  • Scott soft compound grips.
  • Dunlop MX51 rubber.

2012 Cobra CX50 Sr., aka the “King” Cobra, Highlights:

  • Revolutionary MXT front fork – Cobra’s new Velocity Sensitive Traction Control fork will revolutionize the competition minicycle market. Our exclusive-to-Cobra 30mm USD architecture is designed specifically for the 50cc application. It’s not just a shortened version of a fork meant for a larger bike! Furthermore, its action is very supple over small bumps, yet the fork is highly progressive for excellent control through the biggest of hits. Couple these improvements in damping with drastically reduced friction, and lap times will drop!
  • Patented Cobra Friction Drive® – no one else has anything close. Cobra’s all new CFD design is much easier to maintain, and it offers reduced gear drag and lower rotating inertia. Of course, the benefits of a well-protected driveline and improved traction and suspension action are retained from our previous design.
  • CARD piggyback rear shock with adjustable rebound, adjustable high speed compression, and adjustable low speed compression – more features than most of the big bike shocks!
  • The King Cobra’s world-class engine features an improved exhaust port, reduced friction, V-force reeds, and a transmission gear set designed for the world’s toughest competition.
  • Class-leading twin spar high strength low alloy oval tube frame – super-strong, outstanding lateral strength with just the right amount of torsional rigidity.
  • New super-protective fork guards.
  • Largest air box in its class with a real air filter featuring the largest filter surface area that is vertically mounted for optimal engine protection and maximum power.
  • Improved Steering Head – Double-sealed steering head design improves bearing life and steering performance.
  • Highly-tuned off-plane stamped pipe = more power, more ground clearance and less prone to damage.
  • Cobra exclusive 2012 “Mag” wheels are lighter weight, stronger and, as always, maintenance-free! The new rear wheel is more than 25% lighter than last year.
  • Billet triple clamps with adjustable bar mounts.
  • Scott soft compound grips.
  • Dunlop MX51 rubber.

2012 Cobra CX50 Jr. Highlights:

  • An all-new piggyback CARD rear shock with high and low speed adjustable dampening control.
  • An optimal combination of bodywork design, chassis layout, and suspension geometry that lets the CX50 Jr. squeeze out 25mm more suspension travel (front and rear) than our competitors.
  • New enhanced frame design soaks up even more punishment for 2012.
  • All-New Radiator Shrouds – Not only do the 2012 shrouds give the bike a much needed facelift, but they fit and perform better as well! Count on increased air flow over the radiator, improved radiator protection, and more comfortable ergonomics.
  • Cobra exclusive 30mm USD forks feature more supple action for 2012.
  • New cylinder head design for easier maintenance and improved torque.
  • Cobra’s 2012 “Mag” wheels are lighter weight, stronger, and as always, maintenance-free! The new rear wheel is more than 25% lighter weight than last year.
  • Improved Steering Head – Double-sealed steering head design improves bearing life and steering performance.
  • Billet triple clamps with adjustable bar mounts.
  • Scott soft compound grips.
  • Dunlop MX51 rubber.

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