Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

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Harley-Davidson have announced the winner of their King of Kings custom build competition as Oscar Peralta from Querétaro, Mexico and his dealer’s creation, Apex Predator.

Over 50,000 public votes were cast as 18 regional Battle of the Kings winners went toe to toe for the overall crown of King of Kings 2020.

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Apex Predator was developed from a Sportster XR1200 by Oscar and his team made up of Agustin Anguino, Luis Fernando Perea, Rodrigo Perez, Eduardo Trejo and Yeyo.

The bike uses a hand-built 2-1-2 exhaust that routes under the seat and out through a one-off custom tail unit. And to improve the bike’s sporting potential, Showa Big Piston Forks and wavy brake discs were added at the front.

The headlight is borrowed from a Harley-Davidson Breakout but all the hand and foot controls and Alcantara seat are custom made. The whole machine has a sterling green powder coat finish with accents of yellow including the calipers, seat and rear twinshock springs.

King of Kings runner up Gryps

The competition runner up was a Roadster-based machine called Gryps, created by Harley-Davidson Athens, Greece.

A special mention was also given to Thunderbike, the entry from Harley-Davidson Niederrhein, Germany, which was the pick of the H-D styling team.

H-D styling team pick Thunderbike

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max