Cobra Powersports Offers The First 2006 EPA Certificated 49cc 2-Stroke Scooters

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The entire 2006 TGB motor scooter line is US EPA Certified. 2006 TGB 49cc and 151cc scooters are legal in all 50-states.

2-stroke engines don't need valve adjustments or oil changes and have more power than a similar sized 4-stroke engine with 2 valves.

TGB Scooters distributed by Cobra Powersports are the first 2006 49cc 2-stroke motor scooters that can be legally sold in the Untied States. Cobra Powersports, the US Distributor for TGB scooters, motorcycles and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), obtained 2006 EPA Certification for its TGB 49cc 2-stroke on November 21, 2005 and its 151cc 4-stroke scooters on July 27, 2005. The first shipment of 2006 49cc 2-stroke scooters arrived at Cobra Powersports warehouses today and are already shipping to Authorized TGB Dealers in the US.

In the past, motorcycles and scooters with an engine displacement of under 50cc's were exempt from EPA Certification. The rules changed for model year 2006 and now all motorcycles and scooters have to be tested and certified under The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Onroad Motorcycle rules. These changes affect importing and manufacturing motorcycles with a displacement of under 50cc's and made it much more difficult for a 2-stroke engine to be able to sold in the USA.

"The new EPA rules are good for the industry," says Bill Peirce, President of Cobra Powersports. "We need cleaner burning engines to protect our environment. It's not enough that we offer fuel efficient vehicles, we must also provide the best products for our communities air quality," adds Mr. Peirce. "Many companies won't be able to comply with the new rules because they don't understand how to engineer an engine to pass the emissions and still offer enough power to satisfy the US consumers need for speed. We started planning for this new EPA law over 2 years ago because we knew a 4-stroke engine with a displacement of under 49cc would either be under powered or too expensive to manufacturer in if we had to use multiple valves or fuel injection. We knew we had to be ready with a high-performance 2-stroke engine."

Robert Bates, Vice President of Technology at Cobra Powersports says, "2-stroke engines don't need valve adjustments or oil changes and have more power than a similar sized 4-stroke engine with 2 valves." Mr. Bates adds, "Many states have very favorable licensing and registration laws for 49cc scooters so we made a long-term commitment to meet the demands of the consumers in those states. I believe that the 2006 TGB scooters exceed the expectations of our customers and dealers. This year, we expect to sell 2 or 3 times as many TGB scooters as we did last year."

Cobra Powersports provides an industry leading 2-year, Unlimited Miles Warranty for all TGB scooters.

The following 49cc scooters are being offered by Cobra Powersports in 2006: TGB Key West, TGB Laser R5, TGB R50X Extreme and the TGB Delivery Scooter. The 2006 TGB Laser R9 151c and TGB 151cc Delivery Scooter also EPA Certified. All TGB scooters are legal for sale in all 50-states and Puerto Rico.

About Cobra Powersports

Cobra Powersports is the exclusive distributor for TGB products in the United States and Caribbean Islands. A leading distributor of scooters, ATVs (all terrain vehicles), and motorcycles. Several hundred powersports dealers rely on Cobra Powersports to provide quality transportation products.

Contact information:

Bill Peirce

Phone: 770-423-2827

Fax: 770-974-1522

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