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.
475cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
92.0mm x 71.5mm
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Full-transistorized with electronic advance
5 forward gears and reverse; selectable automatic and manual modes
2WD and 4WD
2603mm x 1270mm x 1811mm
24 × 8-12
24 × 10-12
Independent double-wishbone; 150mm travel
Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustability; 150mm travel
200mm hydraulic disc
170mm hydraulic disc
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. All Specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.