CX50 FWE // what can we say, more torque, power, over-rev, holeshots, championships…

2
Loretta Lynn Championships
300
All US & International Championships
500
Regional Championships
5000
Local Races Won

Watch the CX50 FWE rip!

It's amazing how far these little bikes have come!

Ricky Carmichael

2018 Cobra CX50 FWE Specifications

MSRP // $5,198 USD *Plus Shipping
Dry Weight // 91 lbs / 41 Kg
Engine // Cobra FWE Venom 50cc 2-stroke
Bore x Stroke // 39mm x 41.7mm
Induction // Case Reed V-Force® Reed Valve 19mm Carb
Cooling // Water cooled Top-end and Case w/Silicone Hoses
Clutch // Cobra 5Gx Freewheeling 3-Shoe
Transmission // Single-speed auto
Exhaust // Ceramic coated tuned pipe and silencer
Lubrication // Mixture lubrication – Bel-Ray H1-R
Fuel Capacity // 1.1 Gallons / 4.2L
Frame // Twin Spar Oval HSLA
Wheelbase // 990mm
Seat Height // 680mm
Ground Clearance // 245mm
Front Brakes // CARD Hydraulic Disk (160mm)
Rear Brakes // CARD Hydraulic Disk (140mm)
Front Suspension // CARD Smart-Leg 32mm USD Fully Adjustable 210mm travel
Rear Suspension // CARD Fully Adjustable (High & Low Speed) 248mm travel
Wheel Front / Rear // Cobra 12″ Billet Hard Anodized / Cobra 10″ Billet Hard Anodized

Tires Front/Rear//Dunlop 60/100-12 MX3SF/

Dunlop 70/100-10 MX3S

2017 Cobra CX50 FWE Highlights

Cobra set the mini motocross world on fire in 2016 with the introduction of its Factory Works Edition King 50. The FWE win record is staggering, and in 2018 we’re stepping it up once again with improvements to the engine, suspension, and brakes. The scoreboard is clear, if you want to be a winner at the world’s biggest events, make sure you’re riding a Cobra FWE.

  • NEW!  CARD Front & Rear Brake Systems – The days of adapting bicycle brakes are over! All Cobra 50s now come equipped with purpose built and designed minicycle brakes that will help take performance to the next level. The all-new CARD front and rear brake systems have better feel, more stopping power, and are easier to maintain. Furthermore, the front brake comes standard with a break-away lever, and there is adjustability and a choice of levers to fit every size of hand!

  • NEW!  Lightweight Wheels – The evolution of our class-leading ‘mag’ wheels continues with reduced weight and all-new super lightweight and cool looking brake discs. To wrap up this awesome package, the engineering geeks at Cobra also replaced all steel wheel bearing spacers with hard anodized 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum units to save a few more grams of un-sprung and rotating mass. Lightweight, ZERO maintenance, and great looking. Lighter wheels mean less rotating and un-sprung mass, which translates into improved acceleration, handling, and flight control.

  • NEW!  Dunlop Geomax MX3S Intermediate-Terrain Tires – The 3S has proven itself to be the ultimate minicycle tire over the past few years, so of course Cobra will offer it as standard equipment. No corners cut here!

  • NEW!  ‘War Head’ Cylinder – Once again, the CX50 Factory Works Edition maintains its place at the bleeding edge of 50cc racing technology. Cylinder porting has been updated for 2018 to improve power and torque throughout the RPM range, and this engine receives a higher compression head insert as well. What results is a broad torque curve that provides sooner and smoother clutch engagement for better starts, improved throttle control, and faster acceleration.

  • NEW!   Silicone Coolant Hoses – Great looking in bright red, and they withstand higher racing temperatures.

  • NEW!  Extended Wheelbase – The 2018 FWE comes equipped with an extended swingarm for those deep and rough tracks that will benefit from added stability. Adjustability is built in for short, tight tracks as well.

  • Micro Handle Bars – Cobra is proud to offer Pro-Taper’s innovative Micro Handlebars across our 50cc lineup. These bars will revolutionize the way that young riders control their motorcycles by offering a reduced diameter grip area that inspires confidence and reduced fatigue.

  • Bel-Ray Factory Fill – Cobra and Bel-Ray, 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.

  • 5Gx Freewheeling Clutch – Precision engagement, durable, freewheels for increased corner speed and easier starting.

  • Revolutionary MXT “Smart Leg” Front Fork – Cobra’s exclusive 32mm 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!

  • Class-leading Twin Spar High-Strength Low-Alloy Oval Tube Frame – Super-strong, outstanding lateral strength with just the right amount of torsional rigidity.

  • Billet Triple Clamps with Adjustable Bar Mounts – Works level hardware on a junior scale bike!

  • Coated Exhaust Pipe – Improved heat management for more consistent power delivery. Looks awesome too!

“Why Buy” a 2017 Cobra CX50 FEW

  • Broad Torque Curve

    • Excellent low-end torque and over-rev!

      • No compromise power delivery

  • 5Gx 3-Shoe Clutch (5th Generation)

    • No plates to warp, Precision, consistent operation

      • Hits as hard at the end of a moto as it does on Lap 1. Freewheels for faster cornering and easier starting.

  • USD 32mm Front Fork

    • Improved fork action. ‘Right Sized’ for a small chassis.  Fully adjustable cartridge design.

      • Inspires confidence over rough terrain

  • Piggyback Canister Rear Shock

    • High/Low Speed Compression and Rebound Adjustment

      • Tunable for the rider. No-Fade performance throughout the race

  • REAL air filter

    • Air filter is mounted in airbox, not on top of air box. More surface area, More protection from dirt

      • Dirt or water that enters airbox cannot make its way into the engine. More power (especially in long motos and dusty off-road events)

  • Largest Air box in Class

    • Improved breathing. Large pre-carburetor volume greatly improves throttle response

      • Power when you need it!

  • One-Piece Aluminum Wheels

    • Stronger, Lighter Wheels

      • Easy to maintain!
  • Billet, Wide Footprint Triple Clamp

    • Spreads the clamp load out over a larger area of the fork upper tube

      • Improved fork action

  • Billet Chain Adjuster Blocks

    • Strongest in class

      • Never DNF from a slipping rear axle again!

  • Twin-Spar Frame

    • Best overall combination of torsional flexibility and lateral stiffness

      • Excellent straight-line stability and cornering feel – inspires confidence – reduces lap times

  • Cobra Friction Drive

    • Allows some slip between the crank and rear wheel

      • Longer driveline life (crank, transmission, clutch, chain) and improved drive through rough choppy terrain

  • Progressive Rate Rear Suspension

    • Linear rising rate without a link! Reduced weight, and friction

      • Supple over small bumps for good traction…Absorbs big hits for aggressive riding.

CX50SR “King Cobra”  History

Cobra’s flagship model in 1994 was the King 50. It changed motocross forever by introducing the first true race-ready 50cc motocross bike. Twenty Two years later, we’re still innovating, and in the time since, the King 50 has kicked off the careers of many of the world’s top racers including Davi Millsaps, Brock Tickle, Zach Osborne, Blake Baggett, Trey Canard, and Eli Tomac not to mention up-and-comers such as Adam Cianciarulo, Cooper Webb, and Thomas Covington.