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JEWEL, BRITANNIA. Old Empire’s ‘Gypsy’ Honda CB360 Cafe Racer

Written by Marlon Slack When you’re as good as Suffolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles you don’t need to go hunting for work. Hell, their incredible history of customising classic motorcycles has customers practically begging them to create a bike. And that’s what’s happened with their latest creation, a 1976 Honda CB360 that the client had to harass, harangue and coerce them into building. And we’re all the better for it. The customer initially approached the team after ogling one of their first...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, ALEC, States, Honda, Richard, Classic, Suffolk, Don, CNC, Rafe, Café Racer, CB360, Kustom Tech, CB250

BEST OF BRITISH. Old Empire’s Custom Royal Enfield Interceptor

Written by Martin Hodgson When everything that’s old is new again, don’t throw away the past, just make it infinitely better and a hell of a lot more fun. The Royal Enfield single cylinder might be one of the most instantly recognisable engines in all of motorcycling history but it has a new sibling that joins the thunderous thump with a roaring rumble. To show off the new parallel twin nestled in the 2018 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 the company commissioned the best of British, Old Empire ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, England, Motorcycles, ALEC, Leicestershire, Interceptor, Simon, Rafe, Martin Hodgson, Royal Enfield, Roadster, Metzeler, Siddhartha Lal, Royal Enfield Interceptor, Old Empire

Buffed: A Muscular Bonneville T120 from Old Empire

The phones ran hot at Old Empire Motorcycles after they released their T120 collaboration with Triumph last year. So the English workshop decided to build a more useable and refined version, with similar aesthetics—and creature comforts like lights. Here it is, and very classy it looks too: a Bonneville that has signed up to the gym, and gained a sleeker, more muscular mien. A current-spec T120 was purchased and delivered to OEM’s headquarters in the historic country town of Diss. The cha...
Tags: Fox, Motorcycles, ALEC, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Triumph motorcycles, Metzeler, Old Empire Motorcycles, Alec Sharp

2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Review: Care for Some Badge Engineering, Sir Alec?

If you’ve come here to read a Mini Cooper S review, I suggest you look elsewhere. What we have here is a vehicle that has very little to do with the small, lightweight and simplistic design of Sir Alec Issigonis’ original Morris Mini concept. This is nothing more than a disguised BMW X1. But if you’re […] The post 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Review: Care for Some Badge Engineering, Sir Alec? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Crossovers, ALEC, Car Reviews, Mini, Cooper, Mini Countryman, Alec Issigonis, 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Morris Mini

Suits you, Sir: Triumph T120 by Old Empire Motorcycles

There’s something quintessentially English about Old Empire Motorcycles. The quirky name is matched to an instantly recognizable signature style; you can spot an OEM build just like you can spot a Wrenchmonkees or Classified Moto bike, but the style is almost impossible to emulate. Alec Sharp and his crew are based in the old Norfolk market town of Diss, which is in the middle of nowhere literally and geographically. Yet they’ve made their mark in all the right places, with bikes exhibited in H...
Tags: Motorcycles, ALEC, Steve McQueen, Norfolk, Simon, Saatchi Gallery, Greg, Paul Smith, TIG, Hinckley, Saville Row, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Malle Mile, OEM, Diss

The Snipe. A Brand New Yamaha SR400 With Timeless Appeal

Owner of custom shop Old Empire Motorcycles Alec sharp will work on all types of bikes, without any particular style, but always pursuing the same objective. Build customs that can’t be associated with the trend of a specific period, that you will love to look at today, in... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
Tags: Motorcycles, ALEC, Customs, Editorial, Builders

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 4 September, 2016

Deus reworks the MV Agusta Brutale into an Agostini tribute, Zagato has a crack at the F4, and the tweedy chaps at Old Empire Motorcycles take the SR400 back in time. Meet the bikes that revved our engines this week. Buell Blast by Ivan Moto When I went through a rider training course 16 years ago to reduce insurance rates, I was handed the keys to a Buell Blast. Thanks to some years of experience in the saddle, the instructors let me wield the 492cc thumper instead of buzzing around on a 1...
Tags: Milan, Motorcycles, Moscow, ALEC, Honda, Zagato, Michael, Yamaha, Ivan, Mike, Rafe, AgustA, Buell, Custom Motorcycles, MV Agusta, Erik Buell

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