Blackbird Racing produce all the graphic kits for the CRF450RWs of Team HRC. Since the company’s inception in 1996, they quickly became established as the leading producer of durable graphic kits in motocross.
D.I.D provide their iconic gold chains and DirtStar wheels to Team HRC. Crafted from lightweight but durable materials, the onus is on superior tensile strength and wear-resistance to maximise the life and reliability of the chains, whilst minimising the un-sprung weight in the wheels to improve acceleration and the agility of the bikes.
ELIIY Power Biography
ELIIY Power was born in 2006 and is one of the world’s leading lithium ion battery manufacturers. Since their establishment, ELIIY Power has worked on the challenge of both increasing the discharge capacity of large lithium ion batteries and providing highly safe batteries. Playing a leading role in the market, ELIIY Power has developed highly safe batteries with the competition-leading characteristics of long cycle life and wide operating temperature range. Using this technology, ELIIY Power are working with Team HRC in order to develop light-weight starter batteries with high reliability and durability, proven in the severe conditions and environments of the Motocross World Championship.
Evans Cooling Systems’ waterless engine coolants are developed to be more efficient at transferring heat under heavy use, so help keep the 450cc single-cylinder powerplants of the CRF450RWs cool in the heat of battle.
Fox has been leading the way in motocross apparel for the last three decades and in 2015 teamed up with Team HRC to continue their philosophy of developing their kit at the highest level in the heat of motocross battle. Clothing the whole team again in 2016, they’re working closely with Gautier and Bobby on constant improvements such as fit, ventilation, toughness and freedom of movement.
Honda is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959,as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.
It all started in 2009 as a college project and after several months of, design, testing and product development input from some of the top riders and mechanics in the world, the line was defined. Matrix provide bike stands, loading ramps, tie-downs, utility cans and rubber work mats.
Motul can trace its roots back to 1853 when the specialist lubrication company Swan & Finch was founded. Motul was originally the name of their flagship oil, but became the corporate name in 1965. With a long-standing and highly successful motorsport relationship with HRC and Honda, the brand continues to supply the oils and grease to the factory MXGP team in 2016.
Founded in 2002, Rekluse are leading the way in motocross clutches with multiple world and national championships already to their name. Their relationship with HRC in MXGP started in the 2014 season, but they are no stranger to Honda, supplying clutches for the CRF450R that took Alex Salvini to his 2013 Enduro World Championship title.
Renthal is the leading handlebar manufacturer for motorcycle and ATV aftermarket sales. Additionally, Honda currently chooses to fit Renthal handlebars as original equipment.
Shindengen are a leading manufacturer of electrical components, circuit boards, semiconductors and ECUs for the motorcycle and auto industries. Founded in 1953, they are providing Team HRC with a number of electrical components and sensors aimed at maximising reliability and durability amidst the rigours of motocross.
One of the world’s leading suspension manufacturers, Showa Corporation actually started producing aircraft components in 1938. Since then, they’ve been working with the world’s best teams on two and four wheels. Showa supply Team HRC with their Factory SFF (Separate Function Fork) Air TAC front suspension and pressurised rear dampers.
Supersprox are true world leaders in the production of performance bike sprockets. The company has supplied the best quality racing sprockets since 1959.
Twin Air Biography
World leaders in air filter technology, Twin Air and Honda have worked closely together for over two decades. Their air filters do enough to protect the engine by keeping harmful debris out, but let enough air in to produce maximum power.
Vertex Pistons, Inc. is a world leading company for cast and forged piston production. Vertex Pistons supplies pistons to the most significant European OE Powersports companies and helps the CRF450RW make peak power with reliability.
Yoshimura keeps challenging from its establishment 1954. Since then the sprits live in all the Yoshimura products and the quality and the performance are the proof of it.
Yutaka Giken Biography
Yutaka provides world-class brake discs for Team HRC, as well as discs for HRC’s MotoGP campaign. Crafting racing brake discs individually rather than mass-pressing them means greater technical accuracy, measured to 1/1000 of an inch, and also that rider feedback is more efficiently incorporated for constant improvement.