Cobra shifter miniquad

Cobra factory <i>shifter</i> mini-quad

Oct. 01, 2004 By
History was made this week at the Kentucky International Convention Center’s ATV EXPO (Oct. 14-17) when Cobra Motorcycles rolled out its revolutionary, competition-ready 70cc quad cycle – the ECX70.

According to officials at Cobra the ECX70 will be the first showroom floor/race-ready competition mini quad available. Like its brethren, the legendary Cobra mini cycles that have won more than 100 National AMA Titles throughout the past decade, this rowdy little beast will be ready for the winner’s circle right out of the crate!

“Our valued customers would expect nothing less from Cobra than to go from the showroom floor directly to the podium,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “The world-renowned Cobra racing heritage will be passed along to the ECX70 and young athletes will experience – on four wheels – what our many champions have felt on two wheels with our seemingly world-class line of mini cycles.“

Some of the features on the new and exciting Cobra ECX70 junior quad cycle include:

  • Patent-pending chassis, designed by Arens Bros. Racing 
  • Dual A-arm front suspension featuring Fox Shox 
  • Directlink® rear suspension with fully adjustable shock 
  • Lightweight hydraulic disc brakes front and rear 
  • High output engine w/ six-speed sequential gearbox and hydraulic clutch 
  • 24mm D-slide carb coupled with a Boyesen RAD valve intake manifold

Top this off with cutting-edge styling and world-class Cobra customer support and you have an unbeatable package.

“I’m really proud of what we have been able to do with this little quad,” said Hilbert. “Much like our bikes, if you take a close look you realize that there’s nothing like it on the market - not even a full size unit! Right out of the crate it has world-class suspension, braking, and engine components – stuff that drastically improves performance and would cost thousands of dollars from the aftermarket.”

Hilbert continued: “We’ve been watching the competition quad market for awhile, and it’s a natural extension of our business model. Cobra’s goal is to supply the best youth competition products in the world, and the ECX70 fits squarely into that target.”

Cobra will start shipping the ECX70 in March of 2005 on a first come, first serve basis, following homologation by the ATVA. Reserved production slots will be made available starting this week at the ATV EXPO.

As a final note, Hilbert said – concerning the high performance nature of the ECX70 quad cycle - “As with our bikes, this product will not be for everybody. We are seeking out only the most talented kids who are experienced racers. This quad is not designed for the backyard.”

Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition minicycles in the United States with more than 45 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Youngstown, Ohio, Cobra's mission is to build premium power products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at Newsletter
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