Keeping the authentic classic lines to this build yet adding a healthy mix of unusual and modern results in our first build based on a Japanese four. The Ripons simple but distinctive suspension setup declutters the rear of the motorcycle whilst the angled seat unit flows seamlessly from the modified tank and into the minimalistic headlight shroud.






‘..immaculate attention to detail, masterful British engineering.. ‘


 ‘British ingenuity at its finest.’


RIDE OF THE RIPON from Old Empire Motorcycles on Vimeo.

Specially chosen attire kindly provided by Collectif Clothing.

As usual our thanks goes to all the local independent craftspeople who we work with to create our motorcycles: Black Shuck Kustom, Demeanour customs, GB Upholstery, Suffolk Blast clean, Aerocoat , Electroplate UK, Morely brothers, London Motorcycle Wiring, Flying Tiger Coatings, Framlingham Motorcycles, So Low Choppers, Amal carburettors, R and D moto, Hagon shocks, Electrex, Boyer Bransden, West country windings, Greensand Foundry, MP Sodablasting and Randalls engineering.

Photography by Vaughan Treyvellan.

Modelling by Ana Neri and makeup by Grace Gray