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Old 01-23-2013, 05:55 AM   #4306
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That's terrible. So sorry for his wife and kids.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #4307
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Woke up to the news about Ash. Terrible!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #4308
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Very sadly, the press launch for the R1200GS water cooled has taken a tragic turn. Kevin Ash, respected UK motorcycle journalist has died during the event.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Ash-dies.html

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Was a really nice guy.
I was just about to post this. Sheesh, this is so sad.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #4309
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Was a really nice guy.
And one of the best writers and journalists in the industry in my opinion. May he be remembered well!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #4310
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Not sure if anybody has seen this yet...

Shawn Thomas from RawHyde testing the new GS, no data yet, just pre-ride excitement and terrible news about Kevin.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854607
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #4311
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Damned shame, losing a hard hitting mc journalist like Kevin Ash.

I think his thorough and positive test of the revamped 2011+ Guzzi Norge, helped a close friend in choosing a white 2012 Norge, for his return to motorcycling.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #4312
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How are we going to find out the real truth about the new GS now? Kevin will be sadly missed!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #4313
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Very sad indeed...I had been looking forward to reading this thoughts on the new GS. Perhaps this explains the radio silence from the event. Just terrible news. Here is his website for those that are interested: http://ashonbikes.com/

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #4314
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F1200GS Pre-Press Release...

So I decided to take a drive to Oubaai Golf resort here in South Africa today and arrived there while they were setting up for the Press Release tonight, all of the brand new F1200GS still had their German numberplates.





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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #4315
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #4316
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Interesting, all demo bikes with spoke wheels and all static displays with cast. Looks best in white, IMHO.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #4317
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Wondering if this is where Kevin Ash just died?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Ash-dies.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #4318
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Interesting, all demo bikes with spoke wheels and all static displays with cast. Looks best in white, IMHO.
The blue one has cast wheels. US bikes have always had cast, with the spoked wheels being a $500 option. different countries may well have different spec sheets
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #4319
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Yes, I believe that is where Ash passed away.

Shawn Thomas from RawHyde Adventures was invited down there on assignment to test them out. So far, good things. Check his posts on RawHyde's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/TeamRawHyde?ref=ts&fref=ts
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #4320
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So I decided to take a drive to Oubaai Golf resort here in South Africa today and arrived there while they were setting up for the Press Release tonight, all of the brand new R1200GS still had their German numberplates.
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