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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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Apr 06

Posts: 1217

CosherB says:

shocked and saddened.  RIP Kevin.

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

Sadly Missed

I never met Kevin but read his articles in the MCN and the Telegraph. His output was prolific and I liked the technical slant he gave everything he did. What a shame, condolences to his family and friends.

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Dec 11

Posts: 5

paulgs9 says:

tragic loss

a tragic loss for his family, for journalism, and for motorcycling RIP

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

Very sad loss. I always enjoyed Kevin's articles. He seemed like a normal chap with a passion for biking, bikes and the science that makes them work. He always seemed like the voice of common sense in what, sometimes seems, like a maelstrom of madness what with licensing and legislation and everything else that gets in our way of enjoyment. I liked his views and it's a sad day.

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Jan 13

Posts: 1

sabbathfan says:

Sad news...too young- RIP. The only good reason for buying the Telegraph on a Saturday.

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Aug 09

Posts: 2

icyelement says:

Sad Loss

I always enjoyed Kevin's articles, he said what he thought and didn't care if it ruffled feathers.  His tech page was always accessible.  

However, his family are the ones who have lost the most and my deepest condolences go to them.

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Jul 09

Posts: 15

kdt092 says:


Called a spade a spade and if a bike was crap he didn't mince his words. You always got a reply from his own website. An excellent tribute from his fellow peers is on the Telegraph motoring website, he got them all into biking. Condolences to his friends and family. Ride free now Kev and thanks for all your insights and articles.

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Feb 08

Posts: 817

Andy949494 says:


Devastated doesn't come close. He was a one man pro-motorcycling army and we will feel his loss almost immediately. Not just his research on anti-motorcycle legislation or discrimination but also his pro-biking articles on this site, his own website, the telgraph website and the paper too.


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Jan 13

Posts: 2

dieseldav3 says:

Terrible news

I looked forward to Kevin Ash's articles every week in MCN; well researched, insightful and always immaculately presented, they were a joy to read.

With his sad passing, motorcycling has lost on of its greatest ambassadors. He genuinely will be sorely missed by very many people. RIP

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Jun 10

Posts: 120

wak1309 says:

Very sad....

Thoughts and sympathy to Mr Ash's family and friends. I liked his 'no nonsense' writing, and will miss his column.

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