Company/Company History

■Company

Company nameMORIWAKI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
Head office6656-5 Sumiyoshi, Suzuka, Mie
513-0825 JAPAN
Directors

Representative DirectorMamoru Moriwaki

Senior Managing DirectorNamiko Moriwaki

Managing DirectorMidori Moriwaki

Capital10,000,000JPY
Employees37
Contact TEL: +81(0)59-370-5000 / FAX: +81(0)59-370-5014
Business contents Developing, designing, manufacturing and sales of High performance parts for motorcycles and cars.
Joint research and development in various products and special engineering
EstablishedSeptember 30, 1973
Customers Japanese motorcycle trading companies, motorcycle aftermarket parts and goods shops, motorcycle shops and others.
Exported toMore than 10 countries and regions including North America, Europe and Australia.
Racing activitiesChallenging the MotoGP, World Motorcycle Grand Prix Road Race.
MFJ Japan Superbike, All Japan Road Race Championship.
Foster program for young riders and mechanics.

■Company History

1970

1973

・Establish MORIWAKI ENGINEERING in Suzuka-city, Mie

- Undertake development, production, sales and export of YOSHIMURA product

・Work on racing Z1, CB125/250/750 tuning

1974

・Work on racing Z1 tuning

・Work on engine tuning and frame reinforcement

1975

・Work on development of racing CB125 and XE75

- Conduct the engine tuning and introduce Moriwaki originally designed frame to races
1977

・Produce Moriwaki original racer; ME125

- Enter races in Australia
1978

・Work on development of racing Z650

- Conduct the engine tuning and develop Moriwaki original Chromium-molybdenum steel frame

・Enter the 1st Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 3rd position (Crosby/Hatton)
1979

・Release Moriwaki Z1 chromium-molybdenum steel frame

・Release Moriwaki Monster exhaust system

・Enter the 2nd Suzuka 8hours Endurance- Pole position the qualifying (Crosby/Tomei)

1980

1980

・Enter the 3rd Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 2nd position at the qualifying (Aldana/Emde)
1981

・Develop the world’s first aluminum frame for large motorcycles and introduce it in race

- Enter races in the USA, the UK and Australia

・Enter the 4th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- Pole position at the qualifying (Gardner/Pace) / Set up Suzuka 8hours Endurance race absolute lap-time record with Moriwaki original frame racer
1982

・Enter the 5th Suzuka 8hours Endurance (Shortened to 6hours due to a typhoon)

- Finished (Wada/Pace)
1983

・Release Moriwaki Foresight exhaust system

・Enter the 6th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 6th position (Yatsushiro/Mikami) 12th position (Crosby/Philis)

・Enter Suzuka 4hours Endurance

- 1st position (Miyagi/Fukumoto)
1984

・Enter the 7th Suzuka 8hours Endurance (750cc regulation)

- 2nd position (Yatsushiro/Miyagi) 4th position (Hiwatashi/Fukumoto)
1985

・Receive a testimonial from Minister of Construction for Moriwaki’s contribution to the city

・Enter races in Australia and New Zealand

・Release street-use ZERO exhaust system for Z50M

・Open the Moriwaki showroom

・Establish the Moriwaki Club

・Open the Moriwaki Swimming

・Enter the 8th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 3rd position (Yatsushiro/Miyagi) 9th position (Philis/Maggy)
1986

・Release CBR400RR based Moriwaki racer; SP400

・Enter the 9th Suzuka 8hour Endurance

- 5th position (Yatsushiro/Miyagi) 15th position (Fukumoto/Yada)
1987

・Enter the 10th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 25th position (Miyagi/Fukumoto)

・Enter races in Australia

1988

・Receive a testimonial from Suzuka city mayor for the large amount of donation Moriwaki

- made to the city green fund

・Release ZERO VX-7 and introduce it to races

・Release GP entrance racer; MH80R

・Release EMU Foresight exhaust system

・Enter the 11th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Goddard/Hiwatashi)
1989

・Enter the 12th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 6th position (Crosby/Campbell)

1990

1990

・Enter the 13th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- Finished (Imai/Taneoka)
1991

・Enter the 14th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 29th position (Taneoka/Giles) 31st position (Imai/Campbell)
1992

・Undertake a joint development of bicycle with Panasonic and release the bicycle

・Enter the 15th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 12th position (Yatsushiro/Campbell) 29th position (Hiwatashi/Archbolt)
1993

・Release ZERO exhaust system

・Enter the 16th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 7th position (Arai/Izumi) 11th position (Miyagi/Nashimoto)
1994

・Enter the 17th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 6th position (Yatsushiro/Arai)
1995

・Enter the 18th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 7th position (Arai/Izumi)
1996

・Release ZERO ANO exhaust system

・Enter the 19th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Arai/Izumi)
1997

・Release Moriwaki complete VTR1000F for X-Formula class

・Enter the 20th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 40th (Arai/Iwahashi)
1998

・Enter the 21st Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 37th position (Arai/Nashimoto)
1999

・Enter the 22nd Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Izumi/Hamaguchi)

2000

2000

・Develop and release racing ZEPHYR1100

・Release Moriwaki complete CBR600F4i for ST600 class

・Enter the 23rd Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Parks/Inagaki)
2001

・Development, announcement, and production sales begin for the X-F Class original racing machine MTM-1.

・Enter the 24th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Hamaguchi/Inagaki)

・Shogo Moriwaki won the West-area 2001 series championship in ST600 class

2002

・Start WGP/MOTOGP project

- Start developing MOTOGP racer MD211VF; Moriwaki chassis + HRC RC211V engine

・nter All Japan Road Race Championship

- Proto-class (M. Okuno), ST600 (S. Moriwaki)

・Enter the 25th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- DNF (Okuno/Moriwaki)
2003

・Enter 2 of WGP/MOTOGP road races with MD211VF prototype

- 19th position at Rd.1 Suzuka 18th position at Rd.13 Motegi (Serizawa)

・Enter the 26th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 12th position (Okuno/Tsuruta)
2004

・Enter 5 of WGP/MOTOGP road races with MD211VF, achieved total of 6points

- 14th position at Rd.5 Catalunya, got 1 point (Pit) 11th position at Rd.12 Motegi, got 5 points (Pit)
2005

・Enter 2 of WGP/MOTOGP road races with MD211VF, achieved 1 point

- 15th position at Rd.3 Shanghai, got 1 point (Ukawa)

・Enter All Japan Road Race Championship

- JSB1000 class (Matsudo)

・Enter Suzuka 300km (Matsudo)

- 1st in class (3rd in overall)

・Enter the 28th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- 15th position (Matsudo/L.Camier)

・Moriwaki Club members entered Suzuka 4hours Endurance

1st position (Satake/Nomura)
2006

・Enter All Japan Road Race Championship

- JSB1000 class (A.Camier)

・Enter the 29th Suzuka 8hours Endurance

- S.Moriwaki/L.Camier
2007

・MD250 series released.

・All Japan Championship JSB1000 class

- Tatsuya Yamaguchi/ Shogo Moriwaki

・All Japan Championship GP-MONO class

- Yasutomo Nomura

・The 30th anniversary Suzuka 8hrs Endurance road race

- Yamaguchi/Camier 5th

・Suzuka 4hrs Endurance road race

- Nagatani/Fujishima, MORIWAKI CLUB member 3rd
2008

・Started the 600ccGP machine development for forthcoming Moto2 class

・The 31st Suzuka 8hrs Endurance road race

- Yamaguchi/Crutchlow 6th

・All Japan Championship JSB1000 class

- Tatsuya Yamaguchi

・All Japan Championship GP-MONO class

- Yasutomo Nomura/ Ryosuke Nakaki Yasutomo Nomura won the All Japan Championship for the 2008 season with MD250H in GP-MONO class.
2009

・MORIWAKI MD600 Moto2 project was announced and hold a brief meeting to explain the project.

・MORIWAKI club won at Suzuka 4 hours endurance race.

- Fujishima/tabaru 1st

・MORIWAKI Moto2 proto type machine participated on two races at All Japan road race round 5 and round 6, got pole to win both round.

2010

2010

・All Japan road race championship.

- Tatsuya Yamaguchi / ST600 class Champion. J-GP2 Class 2nd

-MotoGP Moto2 class-
 5 teams, 7riders participated with MD600 at Moto2 class. Toni Elias (Gresini Racing moto2) / Moto2 class Champion. MORIWAKI / Constructors ranking 2nd

2011

・MotoGP Moto2 class / 3 teams, 6riders participated with MD600 at Moto2 class.

・ichele PIRRO (Gresini Racing moto2) / Moto2 class 9th, MORIWAKI / Constructors ranking 6th

2012

・Participated as a TOHO RACING with MORIWAKI at All Japan road race JSB 1000 Class.

・Participated at 35th Suzuka 8 hours endurance race(TOHO RACING With MORIWAKI).

- Tatsuya Yamaguchi / Yuki Takahashi / Yusuke Tesima. 2nd
2013

・Participated as a TOHO RACING with MORIWAKI at All Japan road race JSB 1000 Class.

・Participated at 36th Suzuka 8 hours endurance race(TOHO RACING With MORIWAKI)

- Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Shinichi Itoh, Kazuma Watanabe 7th
2014

・Representative Director Mamoru Moriwaki has been chosen in the 30th Presentation of Industrial Hall of Fame in Mie Providence of Japan.

・MORIWAKI Racing comes back to All Japan road race and Yuki Takahashi participating J-GP 2 Class with MD600.

- Yuki Takahashi / J-GP2 class Champion.

・Wild Card entry - MotoGP MOTUL Grand Prix of Japan Moto2 Class Rider

- Yuki Takahashi - Qualified 24th Finished 26th

・Entered as "Synergy Force Moriwaki Club" in Suzuka 4Hour Endurance Race

- Rider : #21 Melissa Paris/Shelina Moreda - Qualified 59th Finished 28th
2015

・Entered in Round 2 of WSBK support race in Thailand Chang International Circuit as "A.P. Honda with MORIWAKI"

- Rider : Yuki Takahashi Qualified 1st Finished 1st

・Challenging the All Japan Road Racing Championship with #1 Yuki Takahashi and #35 Daijiro Hiura.

・Entered as "Synergy Force Moriwaki Club" in Suzuka 4Hour Endurance Race

- Rider : #19 Shelina Moreda/Avalon Biddle - Qualified 51th Finished 26th
2016

・Announcement and production sales begin for the street legal edition of the Moriwaki CB1100Cafe quad exhaust “RC Four”.

・Compete in the JSB1000 Class with Yuki Takahashi and Daijiro Hiura in the J-GP2 Class of the All Japan Road Racing Championship.

・Entered as "Synergy Force Moriwaki Club" in Suzuka 4Hour Endurance Race

2017

・Compete in the All Japan Road Racing Championship JSB1000 Class with Yuki Takahashi and Ryuichi Kiyonari.

・Coming back to compete in the Suzuka 8 Hours race as MORIWAKI MOTUL RACING for the first time in 9 years.

- Riders are Yuki Takahashi, Ryuichi Kiyonari and from Honda Racing U.K. Dan Linfoot – Qualify : 8th / TOP 10 TRIAL : 7th / Race : 27th