Pride Empire

Item Number: MTVBPDEMP

$269.9925 Read Reviews


The Pride™ Empire introduces a new level of backend speed to the MOTIV® line.  Featuring the brand-new Propulsion™ Pearl Reactive cover stock, this beast showcases an angular response unlike anything before. 

The MOTIV® engineering team has been making clear advancements, leading the industry in pearl cover tech in recent years, and this new Propulsion™ system is the pinnacle of angular performance.  Utilizing this new pearl cover, the Pride™ Empire pushes through the front of the lane with ease, storing energy for a dynamic move down lane.  And that’s at a 5000 Grit laser-scanned finish!  Bowlers who desire maximum length and a violent response to friction can adjust the finish to a higher grit like 5500, but they may get more than they bargained for.  We kept it at 5000 to tame this beast a touch.

The Dominion™ asymmetrical core at the heart of the Pride™ Empire also displays special characteristics.  A moderate primary RG differential and low intermediate allow the ball to dominate on lower oil volumes and higher friction surfaces than more powerful asymmetric balls like the Jackals, which are designed for higher volume patterns.  Additionally, the asymmetric physics of the Pride™ Empire provides ball drillers with greater layout versatility since weight holes are no longer allowed in competition.

When To Use:

  • Speed Dominant Bowlers - For speed dominant bowlers who love to see angular motion, the Pride Empire will fit well below the Mythic Jackal in their bag.  The Mythic Jackal is a strong asymmetrical hybrid option for creating angular motion.  When that ball is too strong, speed dominant bowlers should have no issue stepping into a Pride Empire and creating even more angle to the friction. 
  • Balanced Bowlers - For bowlers with a balanced speed to rev rate ratio, there are many uses for the Pride Empire.  A strong and smooth drilling will give the bowler a great ball to use behind their original pride to continue controlling the lane without worrying about the friction developing up front.  However, a balanced bowler using a cleaner and more angular drilling could use the Pride Empire to create more angle down lane than possible with anything else in their bag.  Balanced bowlers will find the Pride Empire to be a crucial piece in their tournament and league arsenals. 
  • Rev Dominant Bowlers - Bowlers with substantial rev rates will see use for the Pride Empire when they want to maintain control of the lane while still creating a substantial angle.  This will serve as the most angular ball in the middle of a rev dominant player’s progression.   


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  • Weight BlockDominion™ Asymmetric
  • Cover StockPropulsion™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish5000 Grit LSP
  • Weight Range12, 13, 14, 15, 16
  • Length67
  • Backend85
  • Hook61
  • Flare Potential5"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.49Max Differential .041Int. Differential .010
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.50Max Differential .042Int. Differential .010
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.52Max Differential .043Int. Differential .011
  • 13

    Radius of Gyration 2.56Max Differential .039Int. Differential .009
  • 12

    Radius of Gyration 2.63Max Differential .028Int. Differential .007
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 25 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 11/09/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Greenwood, IN
    About Me League Bowler
    Rating 5.0
    Powerful and Precise

    First of all, let me just say that I'm an older bowler who picked up bowling much later in life. I started bowling after I won a Motiv bowling ball at one of my son's high school tournaments. I instantly fell in love with the way Motiv designs their balls using full color graphics instead of the traditional engraved markings. This told me that someone has a better vision for the future of bowling.

    The Pride Empire is the perfect compliment to the Mythic Jackal when the lanes are starting to break down and you want to try to keep your same line. It's smooth down the lane with a precise and powerful reaction into the pins. This is the perfect benchmark ball!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  2. 10/19/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Meridianville
    About Me Left handed
    Rating 5.0
    Must Have

    I’ve had this empire for a couple months now. I drilled mine 25x4.5x45. I like to wait a little bit before writing reviews. Before over reacting either way. I will say this is one of the cleanest pearls I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a great step down from my iron forge! For a pearl it has an ice round shape to it on the backend. Very predictable probably the way I’ve got it drilled. The layout reminds me of axis/leverage drill back in the day. I see why the original Pride is a hit. You can have a great one two punch with both theses in the bag. I will say it I believe this is ball that needs to have a few games on it before you see just how good this ball really is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  3. 10/03/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    About Me I bought my first ball in 2022, 6months before my 30th birthday. I'm completely hooked. I'm dedicated and progressing quickly. Look out for Robin Stumpf in PBA and USBC tournaments starting 2024/2025. .
    Rating 5.0
    Beautiful Balll

    This is a beautiful ball that wants to roll early, but the cover let's it cleanly pass the fronts and get farther downlane. Not too strong but not too weak. Good back end motion. I would absolutely love to have this ball in my arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 09/12/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Grand Blanc Michigan
    Rating 5.0
    The Pride Empire is totally amazing

    The Pride Empire is an awesome pearl ball that I had drilled to go long and then turn in the pocket I bowl down and in with not a lot of rev rate. I can use the Pride Empire on the fresh and when the lanes transition which makes the Pride Empire a very usable ball that helps control the pocket carrying the corners. This pearl bowling ball is special don't miss out on this Gem go to your pro shop and get one you'll be glad that you did. Always Motivated ❌️ ❌️ ❌️

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 09/08/2022
    Product Pride Empire
    From Commack New York
    About Me Motiv Staff
    Rating 5.0
    Pride Proud

    Layout: 40x5x70

    This ball is EXACTLY what I was hoping for when the Empire was announced. A pearl version of the original Pride that hooks as much, but in a cleaner faster version of it. I am able to change to the Empire, from the original Pride when I need something cleaner, and faster and not have to worry about whether this ball is going to force me too far left off of the change. Once I get into this ball, I can keep chasing left and this ball just keeps coming, and continues from obscene angles that you didnt think were possible.

    Pick yours up today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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