Peralta & Apex Predator Crowned King of Kings
The Apex Predator, built by Oscar Peralta of Harley-Davidson Querétaro, Mexico, was declared the Harley-Davidson King of Kings winner. This decision came as a result of 50,000 votes cast by the public. Oscar and his custom bike, at its base a Sportster XR1200, faced stiff competition from all over the world in the custom motorcycle build-off. The last round featured the participation of 18 H-D builders hailing from 12 countries.
“2020’s King of Kings Battle of the Kings competition was a watermark moment for the anniversary of this legendary platform and a celebration of the talents and culture that Harley-Davidson dealerships bring to customers everyday,” said Jon Bekefy, GM of Global Brand Marketing at Harley-Davidson. “Querétaro Harley-Davidson’s entry Apex Predator is the ultimate representation of the flexibility and capability of the Sportster. It shows that from choppers, bobbers, café racers, and the race track, the Sportster has an unmatched pedigree of expression and community among motorcycles.”
The Querétaro team, in addition to Oscar, is composed of Agustin Anguino, Luis Fernando Perea, Rodrigo Perez, Eduardo Trejo, and Yeyo. The team started the design of the Apex Predator with the mantra, “Born to attack without a challenge. Born to live without rival”. Keeping the team focused on creating an aggressive fresh look for their King of Kings entry. The bike clearly demonstrates the technical abilities within the Querétaro dealership, with a handcrafted 2-1-2 under seat exhaust, combined with a vented hand-built tail unit that accommodates the one-off upswept exhaust. Creating a flowing line from the wave brake disc rotors and upside down Showa big piston forks at the front.