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UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« on: January 23, 2013, 03:05:51 pm »
I understand he was killed near George, 20 years experience motoring Journo for Telegraph. :'(
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 03:07:16 pm »
That is terrible news. RIP

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 03:16:50 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 03:22:02 pm »
With such an experienced rider..  :o

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 03:41:16 pm »
RIP Kevin. :(
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:28 pm »
Sad news... RIP
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 04:04:08 pm »
Eish.
Really sad news

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I am sure that spoiled what should have been a very nice launch for the new GS
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 04:10:12 pm »
The three things you need to fix anything in the universe: duct tape, WD-40 and a hammer.  If it moves and it shouldn't, use the duct tape.  If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40.  Otherwise use the hammer.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 05:28:44 pm »
SHit!!

Of www.ashonbikes.com fame.

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yip, he seemed such a nice guy and very knowledgeable - SAD INDEED!  :'(

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and I feel quite sorry for BMW as well - quite a spoiler to happen at a launch of what is speculated will be an epic bike
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 05:31:20 pm »
Ag kuk not again.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 05:37:41 pm »
BMW released an official statement late last night, saying. "It is with deep regret that BMW Motorrad confirms the fatal injury of Kevin Ash in a motorcycle accident during a launch event in South Africa. The accident happened to the north of a town called George, 250 kilometres east of Cape Town. Out of respect for Kevin's family and friends, no further information is being made available at this time."

Adrian Roderick, general manager for BMW Motorrad UK, said: "We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear the awful news about Kevin Ash; one of the most well-liked, experienced and respected journalists in the extremely close-knit motorcycle community. Losing Kevin is a tragedy which will be felt across the entire industry. He was a friend, as much as a journalist, and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this awful time."

Fellow journalist Geoff Hill, who was at the same launch as Kevin, said: "No one is still quite sure what happened, and we won't know more until the police and BMW investigation has finished, but all of us on the launch from the British bike world are devastated, and are still finding it hard to believe that Kevin won't just walk through the door with a witty remark.

"He was not only a legend in motorcycling journalism, with an unsurpassed technical knowledge and writing style, but a close friend to us all, and the world of motorcycling in general, and motorcycling journalism in particular, is today a much poorer place without him."
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 05:40:05 pm »
RIP Kevin Ash - we've lost one hell of a motorcycle journalist
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 06:05:33 pm »
RIP Kevin... You will surely be missed.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 06:08:42 pm »
Sjoe! Lots of deaths in January! Not nice to hear!

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 06:53:21 pm »
Sad to hear

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 06:57:37 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 07:00:16 pm »
This is terrible news................

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 07:01:06 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 07:26:06 pm »
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