Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and worldwide distribution of high-tech engine lubricants for all types of bikes and cars plus a wide range of other vehicles, as well as lubricants for industry via its MotulTech activity.
Motorsport has been Motul’s foremost creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps in racing in the 1950s, using racetracks and motorsport events around the world to develop, refine and test to the limits the products ultimately aimed at the end consumer. The company has therefore been a dedicated technical partner and official supplier to the finest teams and manufacturers in history, with one of the longest-standing and most valued OEM partners being Honda and its factory racing teams.
The trust and symbiotic working relationship that has developed over the years has seen Motul contribute to the performance, reliability and efficiency of HRC’s competition models over all terrains including circuits, off-road and desert. The strength of this partnership has resulted in multiple victories in many different championships, most notably three wins for HRC at the Dakar Rally – the first being in 1989 and the most recent being this year, 2021 – and several championship titles in MXGP including 2019 and 2020.
Motul is also recognised as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry. Among its international R&D centers is one in Japan whose engineers collaborate with HRC’s engine development department on a range of different projects including the development of tailor-made, high-tech, synthetic lubricants.
Akrapovič is the market-leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars. It is a pioneer in the innovative use of titanium and super-alloys, and is at the forefront of carbon-fibre components. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for increasing performance, unmistakable sound, innovative design, lightweight construction, quality workmanship, and durability.
Founded in Slovenia 29 years-ago by former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, the brand has grown to international prominence. Through racing, which has led to winning major world championship titles and setting the highest design standards – leading to Akrapovič winning nine Red Dot awards in the last six years – Akrapovič is consistently at the forefront of exhaust technology.
The technical ability and support Akrapovič provides to racing teams to give them the competitive edge follows the same heritage and knowhow that is transferred into road and off-road systems. Increased performance, improved throttle response, more power, and greater durability are all directly related to the research, development, and testing that every Akrapovič exhaust is subjected to in the racing arena, giving it a pedigree that few others can match.
The company operates from state-of-the-art factories in Slovenia, where facilities include an on-site titanium foundry, metallurgical laboratory, and hi-tech production machinery. Akrapovič employs over 1,300 staff and distributes its products in more than 80 countries.
Hitachi Astemo was born in January 2021 from the merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa, and Nissin Kogyo. We provide Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility to the automotive and motorcycle industries as a leader in CASE technologies that include connectivity, autonomous driving, and electrification.
As a leading brand of suspension products that support driving, turning, and stopping, SHOWA is committed to research and development in pursuit of excellent ride comfort and handling stability.
We are determined to maintain our top share in the global market by providing safe, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly products with our strong brand and advanced technologies cultivated through the world’s most prestigious races.
Born in January 2021 from the merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa, and Nissin Kogyo, Hitachi Astemo provides Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility to the automotive and motorcycle industries as a leader in CASE technologies, which include connectivity, autonomous driving, and electrification.
As a leading brand of motorcycle braking systems, NISSIN continues to deliver braking products that boast high braking performance and superior durability to people all over the world.
By developing and providing ultimate performance for the world’s most prestigious races, we are feeding back our technology to mass-produced vehicles.
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is acomprehensive ceramics processing manufacturer.
We hold a world leading share of spark plugs and automotive sensors for internal combustion enginesand also offer a broad lineup of semiconductor packages, cutting tools, bio ceramics and industrial ceramics.
Our global network of sales and manufacturing organizations with over 15,000 employees offer value creation to the world.
We are now contributing to a sustainable society by developing products related to the environment energy, next generation vehicles and the medical field.
The company’s belief is to embrace the challenge of new era under the catch-phrase of “manufacturing only one and number one product”.
Philosophy: “Advanced technologies are always used as the basis for high quality and high performance for our chains. The company opened the Saitama Factory and started operations in 1951. Since then, we have consistently manufactured superior products such as motorcycle chains, kart chains, industrial chains, etc.
With the support of motorcycle enthusiasts and after incorporating over 60 years of achievements and experience, RK JAPAN offers superior technology that meets the demands and desires of today’s motorcycle riders. RK JAPAN has crossed many borders and has expanded throughout the world to become known to motorcycle fans as the very best in drive chain performance.”
Since its founding in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan, Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Company Limited has established power electronics, such as power semiconductors, switching power supplies, and car electronics devices as our primary business.
Over the years, we have developed countless products that utilise original technologies, and have been relentless in our dedication to meeting the expectations and earning the trust of our customers worldwide.
Shindengen offers an expansive product line from diodes, thyristors for surge protection to power ICs, MOSFETs, and Power Modules, as well as car electronics devices for motorcycles to hybrid electric vehicles, EV charging station, and high-efficiency power supplies for telecommunication.
Powered by meeting various needs of our customers and constantly taking on new challenges, we continue to enhance our corporate value as the world’s market leader. Shindengen’s energy source is our highly held mission: “Maximising the energy conversion efficiency for the benefit of humanity and society.” We believe by living up to this mission, power supply devices can change the world into a better place.
ASICS was founded in 1949 by the Japanese pioneer and innovator Kihachiro Onitsuka. Inspired by the proverb ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’ – sound mind, sound body, his vision was to promote the health of young people through sport. A ‘True Sport Performance Brand’, ASICS remains committed to this philosophy today. Through continuous development of new technologies, based upon research from the ASICS Institute of Sports Science, ASICS produces high-quality and high performance footwear, apparel and accessories that support and enhance athletic performance.In addition to the ASICS brand, Onitsuka Tiger and ASICS Tiger have also established as a Japanese sports fashion brands. ASICS group is headquartered in Kobe, Japan with more than 50 offices distributing products to over 150 countries worldwide and continues to step up the pace of growth as it put in motion the ‘ASICS Growth Plan 2020’.
STM is the market-leading manufacturer for motorcycle clutch, present in all world championships from MotoGP to WSBK, but also constantly in the Offroad world in MXGP and Enduro championships.
Pioneers in research for the best solutions and the most advanced materials for the top performance sought by the most prestigious teams in the world, STM took its first steps in the field of motorcycles in 1990.
Grown in these 30 years thanks to the skills acquired in the racing world, today it presents itself as the spearhead for the best world manufacturers, important partnerships such as Honda, Ducati and Aprilia have led the company in 2021 to be constantly in search of new technological solutions .
In the last 10 years, STM has also been committed to producing and developing special products for the aftermarket of different types: footpegs, fork legs, crankcases, steering plates and many others, carefully designed and manufactured for a very demanding customers, who wishes always have an innovative, multi-purpose and long-lasting product.
The philosophy of STM has as its foundation that each component must have an Italian style and be a top performance product!
The plant located in Piedmont uses the best hi-tech technologies to model what will become an STM product.
STM engineers follow the production process from CAD to the first prototype, carrying out checks with CMM machinery of every single geometric measurement of the clutch.
STM exports its products globally, interfaces directly with manufacturers and teams to always offer a quick and accurate service for any type of request.
Founded in Montebello-Italy in 1977 by Renato Dalla Grana, SPIDI is a world leader company on motorcycle apparel and accessories.
SPIDI’s is a story made of innovation applied to style, comfort and safety. In the 1970s we developed the first riding gloves, which we’ve kept improving to this day.
Later we launched motorbike denim, first with kevlar padding and then with ultra-light and resistant materials. Then we developed the first riding jacket with integrated airbag.
#MISSIONCONTROL is a new research project that aims to connect riders to their surroundings, providing them with information on environmental conditions and exalt their sensory experiences whilst they’re on the move.
SPIDI SAFETY LAB, an organic and functional program, aimed at focusing on the motorcyclist’s different protection requirements.
An approved team of experts and a research program on international scale with a declared commitment: to integrate the success of the SPIDI design with the most advanced solutions in the field of safety at a world level without any compromise.
Bonamici Racing Srl is an italian company, manufacturer of high quality parts and components for motorcycles since 2005.
Our company has always been focusing on design and production of “special parts” for competitive bikes, always using the best and latest technology, realized through CNC machines.
We are able to realize complete design on customer specifications, thanks to the experience in the field of mechanics.
Race tracks are the best test bench for our high performance components.
Over the years we have worked for many teams engaged in different competitions, today we are proud to be technical partners of the best teams in the WorldSBK, BSB, AMA Pro, FSBK, IDM, ESBK and CIV Championship.
Bonamici Racing material is available all over the world through our own sales network.