Introducing the Pilen helmet and backstory: Back in November 2017, Husqvarna made good on a hefty promise. A promise that was keenly received by both motorcycle press and bikers the world over.
The promise? The Vitpilen 701 production model. After what seemed like an eternity, though in fact was a meagre two-year wait (from concept to fully formed production motorcycle), Husqvarna unveiled its (long-lusted after) naked roadster at EICMA in Milan. And apart from a few regulation based changes, it was pretty much the same bike as the concept, that was showcased two years earlier.
Most agree that Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (launched in 2018, along with the Vitpilen 401 version and the Svartpilen 401) is one helluva header-turner.
However, it wasn’t the only thing turning heads. A certain brain-bucket created by SHARK on behalf of Husqvarna, that was used in the marketing promos attracted a smattering of attention too.
Enter the ‘Pilen‘ – a monochrome full-face helmet, with an integrated quick-change goggle visor. This lid is Husqvarna’s take on the Shark Street Drak helmet range, and was designed specifically to complement the Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 and 701 models.
Pilen Helmet – Husqvarna Motorcycles
A REIMAGINING OF THE MOTORCYCLE HELMET, OF SORTS
Much like the Husqvarna motorcycles that inspired its creation, the Pilen helmet is a progressive reimagining of product design. Though, this time its of a motorcycle helmet rather than a street bike.
Sure, it’s a little stormtrooper-like however as far as stormtrooper-like helmets go the angles and curves are rather fetching. Though much like the Last Jedi, it may not be to all tastes.
It’s a little surprising that the Pilen helmet is composed of fibreglass, rather than a more progressive composite or full carbon lid.
Nevertheless, the Pilen has a number contemporary features such as, a secure ‘Microlock‘ chinstrap mechanism for a far more secure fit, a double-panel, scratch-resistant quick-change visor, which also allows plenty of room for glasses.
At the time writing, it appears as though only a few motorcycle clothing & gear outlets worldwide are stocking the Pilen helmet.
Check out Husqvarna’s website for more details on pricing and availability.