I never met Kevin Ash (frequently, American journalists and European journalists occupy separate “waves” at press launches), but he had a sterling reputation among the motorcycle press. The 53 year old British correspondent for The Daily Telegraph succumbed to injuries sustained yesterday in South Africa while testing the new BMW R1200GS with other journalists.
Mr. Ash was a test rider for British publication MCN before moving over to the Telegraph roughly 15 years ago. We understand he is survived by his wife and three daughters. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. You might be interested in reading a short article in remembrance of Mr. Ash written by one of his colleagues at The Telegraph here.