Loss of an Original

June 8, 2018 | By Mike Seate

We received word today of the passing of a longtime CRM pal and superb custom motorcycle builder, Cyril Huze. Huze relocated to the U.S. from his native France with a deep appreciation for the American V-twin scene, having worked for years at some of Europe’s top advertising agencies while keeping an eye on the motorcycling world here across the Atlantic. After moving to Florida, Huze began customizing his own Harleys and those ridden by friends, eventually developing a unique style that’s never been reproduced elsewhere. His bikes were imbued with an art deco gracefulness that ignored the prevailing retro chopper trend and instead, looked to American design iconography including classic cars, architecture and advertising. A generous man to a fault, Huze constantly promoted our annual Custom Cafe Racer Shows on his well-read blog that started back in 2005. He notified his readers that he was ill just a month ago before writing his final column. Ride on, Cyril.