- By cannonball
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 Harrods and the Saatchi Gallery, and ‘best in show’ trophies from the Salon Privé concours in 2014 and the Malle Mile in 2015.