Pavel Kuzma for Moto House
During my first time of motosport journalism, I met personally Pavel Kuzma, who is one of the first people in this industry in Czech. Honestly, if every motorist would be so nice, our world would be great. I enjoyed the time with Pavel Kuzma during our interview. His company is specialized for motorcycle components. This company is well-known in Czech and also in abroad.
Víťas MH: Hi Pavel, Can you tell us some basic information about you?
Pavel Kuzma: I am 46 years old and I am founder of PP Tuning Racing Parts. We produce rear sets, clip-on handlebars, crash protectors, clutch levers and brake levers and so on.
Víťas MH: Did you always want to have something your own?
Pavel Kuzma: Everything came after time. I started in Zetor when I worked as mechanic on CNC machine in 1989. After that I made icecream on Prýgl. Those were the days of young girls and summer. Next memory is for Vakumoto, which means 3500 motorcycles from Italy. That happened from 1994 until 2000.
Víťas MH: How did you come to this industry?
Pavel Kuzma: I cooperated with company called Arrow, when I started to go to Italy for motorcycles. Ones I saw rear sets in their factory and after many talks I decided to produce that products for them. They gave us complete order, with specific parameters. I bought the machine and after that I produced that products. It was really good, but company Arrow said us that they cannot take it. It was nightmare! I had to take all products to the collection. I received around 1000 euro which I spent in one night club with friends. After that experience I could finally said I have nothing! However I put behind this experience and move forward. I started to produce my own rear sets. I had my first big order for team Ten Kate in 2002. I would like to THANK to Jirka Šemberovi from Sebimoto, who helped me with contacts.
Víťas MH: So from the first time you designed and manufactured these products alone?
Pavel Kuzma: First steps are always hard. However I have my own team with qualificated people these days.
Víťas MH: Do you produce everything by your own or you cooperate with someone else?
Pavel Kuzma: Of course, I do not manufacture everything. I have suppliers for some parts such as screws and bearings.
Víťas MH: How many employees do you have?
Pavel Kuzma: My team is formed by six girls and two boys. I always said that girls are more organized and I like to work with them more than with the boys.
Víťas MH: Do you want to have your products on Grand Prix?
Pavel Kuzma: For me, the GP is not so important. For sure it is prestigious business, but I care about customers who want some race parts for their motorcycle.
Víťas MH: What is the difference between products that are in catalogue and products for professional pilots?
Pavel Kuzma: There is no difference. Sometimes there is need for little change due to weight.
Víťas MH: Do you use motorcycle in these days?
Pavel Kuzma: I do not, I only use the scooter.
Víťas MH: Last question, we heard that you have two beautiful daughters, is it true?
Pavel Kuzma: Yes it is true!