Designed to go where many full-sized side by sides can’t. With its brand-new steel ladder-frame chassis and compact 50-inch width, the durable and nimble Pioneer 500 is the perfect option for work or play.
Powered by Honda's proven longitudinally mounted 475cc liquid-cooled overhead valve single-cylinder four-stroke engine, the Pioneer 500 features plenty of low-end torque, and a smooth easy-to-use powerband that makes it fun to use in a wide range of environments.
Four wheel independent suspension ensures a plush ride. The rear shocks offer spring preload adjustability to alter the ride for light or heavy loads. The rear suspension also features a stabilizer bar system, reducing body roll when cornering. 24 x 8-12 tires help give the Pioneer 500 a quality steering feel and ride.
Power is transmitted to the wheels through a five-speed gearbox with reverse that uses an electric shift system featuring paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
With its 453kg towing capacity and ability to hold a lower gear, the Pioneer 500 has the ability to tackle big jobs in a variety of terrain. Final drive is handled via shaft, and a handy gearshift selector makes it easy to switch from 2WD to 4WD when the going gets tough.
To climb into the Pioneer 500, you merely twist the door release knob, and the door and net open together as one unit—an ingenious and simple design. ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) and three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belts are standard equipment. In back a large, flat rear carrier provides a big space and multiple hook points for tie-downs.
The Pioneer 500 offers a highly affordable fun alternative for recreational riding, farm work, chores around the lifestyle property and so much more. From side by side enthusiasts to new riders, the Pioneer 500 is likely to become an instant favourite.
Engine Type: 475cc liquid-cooled OHV single 4-stroke
CC Rating: 475cc
Bore and Stroke: 92.0mm x 71.5mm
Ignition: Full-transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Carburetion: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Gearbox: Electric-shift five-speed with reverse
Suspension Front: Independent double-wishbone; 150mm travel
Suspension Rear: Independent double-wishbone; 150mm travel
Brakes Front: 190mm hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: 200mm hydraulic disc
Tyres Front: 24 x 8-12
Tyres Rear: 24 x 10-12
Ground Clearance: 244mm
Kerb Weight: 458kg
Fuel Capacity: 15.5 litre, including 4.1 litre reserve
Dimensions: 2603mm x 1270mm x 1839mm
On downhill slopes, the Electric Shift transmission allows the driver to hold a gear for positive engine braking that supplements the 200mm hydraulic front and rear disc brakes for slowing power, a welcome feature. 24 x 8-12 tires help give the Pioneer 500 a quality steering feel and ride.
Powered by Honda's proven longitudinally mounted 475cc liquid-cooled overhead valve single-cylinder four-stroke engine, Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system ensures accurate fuel metering and great throttle response under many different riding conditions, including high-altitude operation.