The company’s global view, combined with Italian creativity, allows for accelerated, superior products using the latest innovative technologies. Acerbis has a prominent role among companies specializing in the production of original equipment and accessories for motorcycles.
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.
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.
GOSHI has been participating in motorcycle races in Japan including Suzuka 8 Hours – FIM Endurance World Championship and developing technology as one of the major genuine parts manufacturers of Honda. GOSHI will continue to contribute to development and promotion of motorsports through HRC activities including MXGP and MotoGP.
Hinson Clutch Components sells the best clutch components available in the world for Sport Bikes, ATVs and Off Road Motorcycles, offering everything from clutch baskets, inner hubs, pressure plates, slipper clutches, fibre & steel plates, clutch springs and clutch covers. Hinson join Team HRC for the 2018 season on the CRF250RW and CRF450RW machines.
Mips is a leader in helmet safety technology focusing on rotational energies and cooperates with 121 helmet brands that offer more than 729 models equipped with the Mips® system on the global helmet market. The Mips® system consists of a low friction layer that is mounted in the helmet. In a crash, the low friction layer is designed to move slightly inside the helmet in order to help redirect forces away from the head. This is intended to help reduce the risk of brain injury.
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 2019.
Founded in Milan in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli, the company initially specialised in rubber and derivative processes and also made scuba diving rebreathers. Pirelli is now one of the largest tyre manufacturers and has been sponsoring sport competitions since 1907.
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.
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.