Who we are

The Past: Pioneering Excellence

In the early 1990s, the seeds of Cobra Motorcycles were sown by Bud Maimone, a racing enthusiast who, along with his son Brent, delved into the challenging 50cc class. Back then, the absence of out-of-the-crate race bikes prompted Bud to take matters into his own hands. Fueled by a desire to spare young racers from heartbreak, he initiated the journey that birthed Cobra Motorcycles USA. The inaugural bike, born in 1994, immediately made waves, clinching its first Loretta Lynn’s AMA championship, setting the stage for a legacy of excellence.

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The Present: Champions’ Playground

Over the years, Cobra has become synonymous with success, with professional racers like Millsaps, Baggett, Dungey, and many more kickstarting their illustrious careers on Cobra bikes. Relocating to Hillsdale, Michigan in 2006, Cobra underwent a transformation, embracing a new management team and state-of-the-art facilities. Today, Cobra doesn’t just assemble bikes; it engineers, manufactures, and tests its components, ensuring innovation and cutting-edge performance. This passion-driven approach allows us to focus solely on creating the finest minicycles in the market, backed by unparalleled customer service.

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The Future: Conquering New Horizons

Our journey continues into the Future, marked by our expansion into European territory. With the same spirit that fueled our American success, Cobra has crossed the Atlantic to bring the thrill of our distinctive yellow bikes to European riders. This venture is not just a geographical expansion; it’s a commitment to share our legacy, innovations, and racing spirit with a new audience.

Innovations and Beyond: Crafting Excellence

In our pursuit of excellence, Cobra is proud to introduce CARD Performance, LLC. This dedicated entity focuses on designing and developing suspension components tailored for minicycle competition. We’ve redefined suspension design, allowing small bikes to conquer terrains with newfound confidence and lower lap times.

On the engine front, our CX65 engine stands as a testament to our commitment to innovation. With features like the patent-pending two-piece cylinder and direct-acting computer-controlled power valve, it has earned acclaim for its bottom-end hit and solid pull through the range.

As we look towards the future, our goal remains constant – to design and develop products that offer the best combination of performance, ease of maintenance, and impeccable styling. Stay tuned as we continue to dream, think, and work on what’s next, shaping the future of motorcycling.

Welcome to Cobra Moto Europe, where the legacy meets innovation, and every ride is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence.

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