Husqvarna Motorcycles Pilen Helmet

Pilen Helmet: Husqvarna Motorcycles X Shark Helmets

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 riders the world over.

The promise? A production version of the Vitpilen 701 concept model.

After what seemed like an eternity (although it was only a two-year wait from conception to fully formed production motorcycle) Husqvarna unveiled its, long-lusted-after, naked roadster at EICMA, Milan.

And apart from a few regulation-based changes, it was the same bike as the concept showcased two years earlier.

Husqvarna x Shark = Pilen Helmet

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 2018

Launched in 2018, along with the Vitpilen 401 version and the Svartpilen 401, it’s hard to dispute the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is a header-turner.

However, it wasn’t the only thing turning heads. A special edition helmet created by SHARK on behalf of Husqvarna, used in the marketing promotion 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 Vancore helmet range. It’s been created specifically to complement the Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 and 701 models.

Pilen Helmet – Husqvarna Motorcycles


Re-imagining the Motorcycle Helmet

Much like the Husqvarna bikes that inspired its creation, the Pilen helmet is a progressive reimagining. However, this time it’s 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.

However, it may not be for all tastes.

It’s a little surprising that the Pilen helmet is composed of fibreglass, rather than a more refined composite or full carbon lid.

Nonetheless, the Pilen has several contemporary features such as a secure Microlock chinstrap mechanism, for a far more secure fit.

Additionally, it has a double-panel, scratch-resistant quick-change visor that allows plenty of room for glasses.

At the time of writing, a limited number of motorcycle clothing and gear outlets are stocking the Pilen helmet.
Check out Husqvarna’s website for more details on pricing and availability.


Shark Vancore Helmet

Unfortunately, the limited edition Husqvarna Pilen helmet is no longer in production. However, the Shark Vancore helmet is still available to buy at several online retailers.