In true Honda style with reliability always at the forefront of product development; the new Pioneer 500’s auto transmission is all-gear so no belts that slip, break or burn out.
Allowing for easy manageability through an ever changing Aussie landscape; the transmission can change between fully automatic and manual electric shift modes via a toggle switch. Paddle shifters are still available for driving in manual mode and can override auto mode on the fly.
To improve safety, the 2017 Pioneer 500 now has Seat Belt Interlock to make sure drivers wear their seatbelt while operating the machine. Speed is also limited when the seatbelt is not engaged. New Dual-rate suspension springs provide a plush ride and resistance to bottoming on larger obstacles and a new torsion bar design enhances occupant and drive safety.
Fuel-injected 475cc engine provides great performance and excellent fuel efficiency in a variety of conditions.
Ratio of first gear (previously called low) has been changed to 3.615:1, improving shift feel and driveability.
Gearbox has five speeds with reverse, and owners can change between fully automatic and manual electric shift via a toggle switch. The automatic mode can be overridden on the fly with steering-column-mounted paddle shifters.
Suspension with new dual-rate coil springs for plush, progressive performance. Compact width allows access to narrow trails.Single-function door and side nets open together as one unit via a twist-action door-release knob. Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.
Large, flat rear carrier offers a load capacity of 203kg and multiple hook points for tie-downs. Towing capacity of 453kg to take on tough jobs.
Full line of Honda accessories adds weather protection, storage capacity and expanded functionality. New passenger and driver torso bars for enhanced occupant safety.
FOR FULL SAFETY INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://hondaworkrange.com.au/safety
ENGINE TYPE: 475cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
BORE AND STROKE: 92.0mm x 71.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 9.5:1
INDUCTION: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
IGNITION: Full-transistorized with electronic advance
TRANSMISSION: 5 forward gears and reverse; selectable automatic and manual modes
DRIVE MODE: 2WD and 4WD
DIMENSIONS: (LXWXH)2603mm x 1270mm x 1811mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 215mm
FUEL CAPACITY: 15 litre
KERB WEIGHT: 465kg
PAYLOAD CAPACITY: 203kg
TOWING CAPACITY: 453kg
FRONT: 24 x 8-12
REAR: 24 x 10-12
FRONT: Independent double-wishbone; 150mm travel
REAR: Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustability; 150mm travel
FRONT: 200mm hydraulic disc
REAR: 170mm hydraulic disc
DISCLAIMER*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. All Specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.