The matte black finish on the aluminum tip is matched with the satin black finish on the laser-cut steel strap that tightly encircles the muffler and has built-in mounting points. With its unique strap the Race Pro looks like a radical departure from the norm, when in fact, the Race Pro mounts the same way as nearly every slip-on muffler from Cobra. The strap clamps tightly around the muffler and bolts to the bike's hanger mounts located beneath the saddlebags. PEMÂ® fasteners in the wrap make mounting a simple task of threading in a bolt from the upper bracket into the Cobra strap.
The mufflers come with 3-inch cores encased in proprietary Cobra sound tuning materials with specific acoustical dampening and thermal insulation properties. The basso profondo notes are made possible because of class-leading resonance absorption and prevention.
Said Tim McCool, Cobra Engineering president: "The materials we use along with the advances in our tooling and technology allow us to go so far beyond the bent tube and louvered metal cores of the industry standard just a few years ago. We can tune for ultimate performance and the perfect sound. It used to be you could get performance or sound. Now, with Cobra mufflers, you can have both. That's what keeps Cobra on the front line of muffler developments."
For example the frequency and location of the perforation patterns in the high-flo cores creates significant sound scattering in the mid frequencies, which helps to enhance the low frequency tones. The high-flo core itself is a massive 3-inches in diameter which gives the muffler an aggressive look without the objectionable sound levels.
Like all Cobra exhausts the Race Pro slip-on mufflers are made in the U.S. and come with a limited lifetime warranty that even covers discoloration. They use precision laser cut mounting brackets and stainless steel clamps to mount to the stock headpipes or to Cobra's PowrPort Dual headpipes.