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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2013, 01:21:09 pm »
Sad: His daughter released the following statement on her father's website Ash On Bikes (www.ashonbikes.com): 'Kevin Ash passed away due to a motorcycle accident during a press launch in South Africa.
'The phrase ‘he died doing what he loved’ sprang to mind but I would like to stamp that firmly out. He loved his family more and we love him.'
'As his oldest daughter, I only recently started to fully realise just how much further his parenting went than most; on receiving a tearful phone call at Stanstead airport it was a natural response to immediately cancel his press launch and ride back home to teach trigonometry the night before exams.
'Everything he did was entirely for his children and his wife, and a little bit for his cat.
'My parents loved each other very much and I hope that one day we can learn to live without him.'

Ah well, I suppose this put paid to my notion[reply #22] that he died doing what he loved. He was obviously there reluctantly.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2013, 02:28:02 pm »
RIP.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2013, 04:58:16 pm »
This is a tragedy. Rest in Peace Ash.

I do not want to speculate. I do not know what happened.

On a specific dirt road between Uniondale and Baviaans there is a nasty section that almost had me off my bike (CTX200 then) twice. You don't see it till it's too late. On a later trip Eisbein also hit that spot and broke his rear suspension on his GS1100.

The same situation on faster bikes could be much more dangerous.

Once again, I have no idea what happened, or even if it happened at the spot I'm talking about. But the area has gravel roads with spots like these and accidents happen quickly, conditions change with every bout of rain. Even if you're a local you can get caught out.

Tragic that a rider lost his life. Could have been me. Could have been anyone of us.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2013, 05:17:23 pm »
Absolutely shocking story, i'll be wearing my ATGATT tomorrow.  atleast let something good come from it.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2013, 05:22:54 pm »
 :'(
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2013, 05:27:17 pm »
some comments by some people leave a lot to be desired .....this is what I'm refering to "It bothers me when I see a new model with some old ballie doing the testing etc." Maybe the old ballies have twice the brain capacity and experience!
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2013, 05:28:52 pm »
Very sad news indeed. His write-ups was well researched and always very informative. R.I.P.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2013, 06:03:14 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2013, 06:23:14 pm »
Very sad! RIP!
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2013, 06:24:50 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2013, 08:22:53 pm »
One of the Wilddog forum members, who was involved with the launch was driving directly behind Ken when the accident happend. They were doing 160km/h when Ken just left the road on a long bend.  No one is sure what happend....yet.  Sad story.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2013, 08:30:26 pm »
RIP. Very sad.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2013, 08:31:59 pm »
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2013, 08:50:18 pm »
160KMPH?? On a dirt road, on a bike this heavy?? If this is true then it was looking for kak.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2013, 09:25:29 pm »
Whatever the circumstances, a tragedy. RIP Kevin
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2013, 11:49:08 pm »

One of the Wilddog forum members, who was involved with the launch was driving directly behind Ken when the accident happend.


Jan?
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2013, 12:41:12 am »

One of the Wilddog forum members, who was involved with the launch was driving directly behind Ken when the accident happend.


Jan?

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2013, 01:38:42 am »
RIP :(
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2013, 03:30:46 am »
One of the Wilddog forum members, who was involved with the launch was driving directly behind Ken when the accident happend. They were doing 160km/h when Ken just left the road on a long bend.  No one is sure what happend....yet.  Sad story.

Tragic. RIP Ken

Some conclusion needs to come out of this - Technology failure, Rider error, or poor conditions ? :o
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2013, 05:18:40 am »
RIP.
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