Vroom! May 2017 will be the start of a new era. The KessTech System ESM becomes ESE ("easy" - Electronic Sound Experience)! ESE is not just an upgrade but a completely redesigned system that redefines the unique driving experience and provides the unmistakable exhaust sound you have come to expect from KessTech once again. During the 12-month development, we have been guided by your suggestions and input for improvement that you have provided over the last years. In order to make ESE a reality, we have not only changed the button, redesigned and reprogrammed the electronics, but installed new motors and also completely redesigned and constructed a new exhaust valve. At this point, we would like to thank you for your feedback and for supporting us in the continuing development of our exhaust systems. All EURO4 Harley-Davidson orders received starting 15.05.2017 will be delivered with ESE. Systems for EURO4 Harley-Davidson models which currently are equipped with ESM3 are able to receive an upgrade to ESE at your local dealer. We will keep you informed about ESE for BMW models in due time.
What is ESE?
ESE is based on the idea and the ambition to bring the biker's driving experience with an unique sound to perfection. But how are you able to bring something to perfection if KessTech has set again and again new standards for adjustable exhausts in the past. Just with the strong ambition to do it again! ESE provides features that have been asked for a long time but also completely new features. For example, in addition to the OFF and ON modes, ESE is equipped with a third mode MEDIUM, in which the exhaust valve takes on an intermediate position and provides the rider with an additional, third, cleary distinguishable sound option. Additionall, there is a novelty - the Power-Feature: in the OFF mode, an additional burst of power is available if the rider demands it. ESE automatically detects when a rider suddenly requires more power (for example while overtaking or in a dangerous situation that requires immediate power) and delivers the additional power without that the rider has to change the mode. Furthermore, in the OFF mode, the same peak power is available as in the ON mode. Your driving adventures will be great fun because of the different sound modes and faster response of the new motors!
The interaction with the ESE system is intuitive – totally ESE. Regardless of the complex technology. When the motorcycle is switched on, ESE is by design in OFF mode, the button does not light up in this mode. If the button is pressed once, ESE switches to ON mode, the button lights up blue. Pressing a second time switches ESE to the MEDIUM mode, the button now lights up green. If the button is pressed a third time, ESE switches back to OFF.
Obviously, ESE complies with all EURO4 legal requirements.
In summary the advantages of ESE once again:
- >70% space saving thanks to the smallest electronics available on the market and the use of fewer components
- Higher quality, stylish and ergonomic operating switch made in Germany
- Improved protection of the electronics (higher IP protection class), e.g. against water
- Straightforward and intuitive operation
- MEDIUM position that provides the rider with an additional and unmistakably discrete sound option whether in stand still or while driving
- Similar performance with matching peak power in all modes
- Very quiet in the OFF mode
- Power-Feature - spontaneous power burst in OFF mode possible (overtaking, danger, ...)
- Possibility to update the electronics software for future innovations
It's time to experience the original and unique driving experience with KessTech – Take it ESE!