Originally Posted by Adv Grifter
Thanks for posting that account ... but note, the statement is from BMW employees.
If he was riding with other moto journos from the UK ... I'll await their take on the accident. They won't be doing any spinning.
Hard to imagine a guy with 50 years riding experience would just randomly ride off the road into a ditch ... but stranger things have happened.
That report is from "MOTORRAD" a German motorcycle magazine, not from BMW but of course far from being an official accident investigation report.
Maybe better to not speculate, however, to me it looks like a very unfortunate accident with a horrible outcome.