Cobra officially revealed its 2022 line of mini racers after offering a sneak peak of the bikes at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Nationals. The big news is that the CX65 is entirely new. It was originally brought to the market in 2012, but this marks its first major model change. The official press release follows.
The all-new 2022 CX65 is built on a heritage of carrying some of the top minicycle pilots to multiple national championships over the past decade. Cobra Elite Team graduates like Chase Sexton, Austin Forkner, Pierce Brown, Jett Reynolds, Casey Cochran, and Drew Adams helped develop this bike into the fastest, lightest, and best handling 65cc bike on the planet.
New Chassis – New Suspension – Improved Engine Performance – New Bodywork – Lighter Than Ever – Cutting Edge Styling – The 2022 CX65 is ready to explode out of the gate and propel you into the winner’s circle.
Additionally, in Cobra’s winning tradition, the rest of the 2022 lineup is improved and ready for the winner’s circle as well. Check them out at your local dealer, on the track, or online at www.cobramoto.com.
2022 CX65 Highlights:
NEW! FANG VALVE Engine: The all-new multi-stage computer-controlled exhaust power valve produces a tractable torque curve that lets the rider carve inside lines and enables less shifting. When both stages are fully open, the new engine unleashes a barrage of horsepower that both gobbles up straightaways and the competition.
NEW! Hybrid Oval twin spar/Backbone frame with revised structure and removable aluminum subframe. The new chassis reduces weight, improves handling, permits a twin radiator system, eases maintenance, and is stronger.
NEW! Ergonomics provide a slimmer, flatter seat for easier fore-aft transitions and accommodation for a larger range of rider size.
NEW! Chassis geometry: Longer wheelbase for improved stability. Shorter swingarm for reduced rear-end kick over braking bumps. Increased rake provides both improved stability and smoother cornering. Lengthened head tube stiffens front end for enhanced steering feel.
NEW! Twin radiator system improves cooling, reduces power loss to heat, and increases ground clearance.
NEW! CARD rear shock has revised valving and improved reservoir design that tucks in better creating a slimmer mid-section.
NEW! Quick change air filter with vertical orientation reduces the chance dirt encroachment into the engine.
NEW! Air boot/Air box design provides over 2x the volume of clean air between the filter and the carburetor resulting in more power everywhere.
NEW! Steering stop design with built-in cushion.
NEW! Ergonomic hand holds that make lifting the bike easier both at the starting gate and onto the stand.
Sprectro Factory Fill – Cobra and Spectro, two proud American companies with a long history in motocross, have teamed up to ensure that each Cobra model comes from the factory with the finest in lubricants and chemicals. This includes everything from wheel bearing grease, to brake fluid, to suspension fluid, to the oil on the air filter.
Breakaway Low-Friction Ergonomic Levers. Both the clutch and front brake feature high quality levers that are designed to give rather than break during a fall.
Revolutionary MXT “Smart Leg” Front Fork – Cobra’s exclusive 37mm USD CARD fork is designed to be the finest fork in minicycle racing! The Smart architecture simultaneously provides supple action over small bumps, and progressive control through the biggest of hits…A feature especially important for minicycles that run on tracks torn up by bikes twice their size! This fork also features fully adjustable rebound and compression damping and bottoming control adjustment not found on any other fork of any size!
Super Strong Hollow Front Axle – Complimenting the CARD 37mm front fork is Cobra’s hollow axle and full-clamp fork bottoms. Works equipment right off the showroom floor.
Titanium Edition! – Cobra is bringing works level goodies to the minicycle market! The 2022 CX65 features a super strong and lightweight Titanium rear axle and swingarm pivot. Additionally, we’ve included all aluminum fastening hardware to the mix. Runs good! Looks good!
Billet Aircraft Grade Aluminum Triple Clamps with Adjustable Bar Mounts – All new clamp for 2022!. These clamps are lighter, impart less force onto the fork tubes for improved suspension action, and they provide a clamping feature onto the steering stem for improved steering feel. Additionally, we have adjusted the steering offset to improve handling.
Dunlop Geomax MX33 Intermediate-Terrain Tires – A high-end bike deserves high-end tires. The 2022 CX65 is outfitted with Dunlop Geomax MX33s front and back. Enhanced grip, improved slide control, and a larger contact patch with the ground all add up to reduced lap times. No corners cut here!
The CX50, CX50FWE, Junior and PS models were also shown. For more information, go to www.cobramoto.com