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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Motorcycle Storehouse

KessTech - ECE Approved Exhaust Systems

Having recently teamed-up with Motorcycle Storehouse in what is KessTech's first distribution partnership, the Netherlands based wholesaler is now offering an extensive line-up of KessTech exhausts from stock, with delivery in as little as 24 hours.

Based near Würzburg in Germany, the exhaust system and slip-on muffler multi-mode sound management specialist was founded in 1995 by Roland Kess to develop (initially) manual and, since 2006, electronically controlled exhaust sound management - while riding within the strict EU and German TÜV noise regulations.

The 'secret sauce' at the heart of each KessTech system is its proven and established ESE system - Electronic Sound Experience. With the Active Engine Protection and 'Power Feature', the rider can automatically control the electronically managed sound from the 100% legal, ECE approved, Euro sound and emission compliant system from the handlebar, while riding.

The basis of the KessTech ESE system is a valve in the muffler that can close (Off mode), open halfway (Medium mode), or open completely (On mode) for the full sound experience.
ESE is not an upgrade to its original Electronic Sound Management technology, but a completely newly developed system introduced in 2017 that "perfects the unique driving experience and the distinctive sound that KessTech has been known for in the past."
That saw KessTech not only improve and change the multi-mode functionality of the handlebar control, but redesign and reprogram the electronics and install new control motors for the completely redesigned control valve flap.
A year later, KessTech took another giant leap forward in what electronic exhaust sound management can bring to the rider with its added Active Engine Protection and 'Power Feature', allowing the rider to activate an additional performance boost in both the OFF and MEDIUM mode.

The 'Power Feature' automatically detects when more power is needed (for example when overtaking or in a dangerous situations) and delivers it immediately without having to change modes.
Additionally, Active Engine Protection automatically and dynamically tunes the system when needed. For example, when in OFF mode, if ESE notices that the engine is getting too hot (for example at a red traffic light), it will open the exhaust valve flap automatically to reduce the exhaust gas back pressure and allow heat to escape. If the driving profile changes to a thermally less critical level, the system automatically readjusts.
Electronically adjustable muffler sound systems with EC type approval have become an increasingly competitive corner of the custom exhaust market in Europe in the past decade. With more than 50,000 systems already sold for Harley (and BMW) applications - with many thousands of those successfully sold and installed by authorized Harley-Davidson dealers in Europe - KessTech claims market leadership with some justification.
Being ISO 9001:2015 certified has allowed KessTech to be so sure of its quality control that it sells its stainless steel exhaust systems with a 4-year warranty and offers backwards compatible ESE software upgrades at no cost.