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 Ripon 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 KustomDemeanour customsGB UpholsterySuffolk Blast cleanAerocoat, Electroplate UKMorely brothersLondon Motorcycle WiringFlying Tiger Coatings, Framlingham Motorcycles, So Low ChoppersAmal carburettors, R and D moto, Hagon shocksElectrexBoyer BransdenWest country windingsGreensand FoundryMP Sodablasting and Randall’s engineering.

Photography by Vaughan Treyvellan.

Modelling by Ana Neri and makeup by Grace Gray

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