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MCN columnist Kevin Ash dies

MCN is deeply saddened to report the death of long-time columnist, former staffer and hugely respected freelance motorcycle journalist Kevin Ash. ‘Ashy’, as he was fondly known throughout the motorcycling industry, died following an accident during a BMW press launch in South Africa on Tuesday. BMW have released the following official statement: “It is with deep regret that BMW Motorrad confirms the fatal...

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Mar 06

Posts: 73

colinS2R says:


Very sad news

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Aug 09

Posts: 6910

stevedeejay says:


a great loss,very sad news :upset:

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Nov 05

Posts: 127

Very Very Sad News...

I really liked his road tests with full explanation of how things worked and his unbiased opinion about bikes. If ever I wanted to know about a bike he gave to you, warts and all. My sympathy to his family and friends......

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Dec 07

Posts: 93

britri123 says:


I'm in shock. I cant believe the news of Kevin's death. Heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. Kevin's stuff was always some of the best in MCN, the man knew so much and was never afraid to speak his mind. RIP Kevin, you will be missed so much, a huge gap in Motorcyclists lived has just appeared. 

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:


his website was always better than any in magazine review, so much detail

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Jul 11

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CHRainmaker says:

Tragic news.

Condolences to all Kevin's family and friends.

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Apr 08

Posts: 1

dreid14 says:

Horrible news

So saddened to hear this. His reviews were the best ever, always informative and he was incredibly generous with his knowledge and opinions, motorcycling is very much poorer without him. RIP and condolences to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed by many.

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Oct 11

Posts: 197

SundayRoast says:

Deeply Saddened

Kevin was the pinnacle of biking journalism. His column was always technically correct and if he had an issue (or indeed if a reader brought it to his attention), he would go away and get to the bottom of it.

His column and blog site were essential reading and this loss will be impossible to replace.

Kevin was always upbeat and deeply wished to have motorcycling debates with anyone who raised a question (or most usually, listened).

This is a very very sad day for motorcycling and all readers who deeply enjoyed Kevins opinion.

Personally, I always felt that if Kevin gave any machine the ok, then it was seriously worth looking at.

As an avid motorcycle journalism reader, this shock will take some getting over as the void left is immense.

My deepest condolences to Kevins family and friends.

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Aug 07

Posts: 143


Sad news, very sad! RIP Mr Ash you will be missed and the world of motorcycles will be a lesser place without you.. :( Arthur

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Sep 09

Posts: 17

stuarthw says:

I'm absolutely horrified and saddened to read this. Kevin always provided an "engineering insight" into his articles. They had nicely crafted words and were a credit to his profession. He was a great ambassador for motorcycling. To lose his life in this way is such a tragedy. What could have gone wrong? What an awful loss for his family.

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