Small but mighty, you can count on the Honda Pioneer 500 to get the job done. At 127cm wide, it comfortably seats two and its narrow enough for riding between rows of fruit trees, vines or tighter trails. Loaded with all the features you need from a 4-wheeled workhorse, like automatic transmission with AT/MT modes and a powerful engine that delivers plenty of low-RPM torque. Whether you’re on the job or hitting the trails, get the most out of every ride with the Pioneer 500.
Nice and compact
Go anywhere an ATV can go
Automatic or manual shift
To suit a wide variety of needs
Powerful fuel injected engine
It’ll get you there and get you home
Traction when you need it
Flat rear carrierLarge, 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.
Headlights35-watt headlights provide clean, crisp light to get you through any adventure, day or night.
Hard roof & tow hitch plus tow ballProviding outstanding weather protection. It is designed to fit over the cabin utilising Honda’s Tool-Less clamping system for quick installation & removal. Compatible with all Honda Accessory windscreens. Tow hitch and ball are also standard.
Side-by-side seatingWith a comfortable bench-style seat, individual backrests and seatbelts for both rider and passenger, the Pioneer 500 offers side-by-side comfort and excellent manoeuvrability.
Driver and passenger protectionThe Pioneer 500 is loaded with features to help provide a feeling of security for the driver and passengers. The Occupant Protection Structure uses sturdy, large-diameter tubing, and includes integrated handholds, recessed top tubes and a more spacious structure to enhance protection; it also meets OSHA’s 1928.53 rollover protective structure standard. Hard doors and roll-up side nets provide a secure feel and keep mud and debris out of the cabin, while automotive-style three-point belts with an Emergency Locking Retractor mechanism help keep everyone secure.
Digital displayThe multi-function digital dash display is full of the information you want. In addition to the standard gear position indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and hour meter—you get readouts for fuel level, clock, coolant temperature and Honda’s “maintenance minder” system.
Single-function door netThe Pioneer 500 comes standard with doors, and the occupant net is directly attached—just unlock and open the door, and the net automatically swings aside making entry and exit easier.
Powerful 500-class engineCoupled with an efficient five-speed automatic transmission, the Pioneer 500’s 475cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine features electronic fuel injection for effortless cold-weather and high-altitude operation. It’s specially tuned for low-rpm torque, too. Being liquid-cooled provides more consistent operating temperatures. This adds up to better performance and longer engine life.
Programmed fuel injectionThanks to Honda Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) featuring a 36mm throttle body allows the fuel mapping to instantaneously adjust to any riding condition. The Pioneer 500 not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold at varying altitudes, it reduces emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.
Rubber mounted engine & exhaust systemThe rubber-mounted engine and exhaust system insulates you from annoying vibration, so your driving experience is like riding in first class, not economy.
Longitudinal engine mountingIn many ways, this isn’t a just side-by-side. It’s a solution. Take the cargo bed—the capacity is among the tops in the industry (408kg for 700-2 and 454kg for 700-4) It’s strong and durable too so you can carry more cargo in fewer trips, saving you time. Now that’s smart.
Semi-dry-sump engineCompact and lighter weight, the Pioneer 500’s overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design creates an engine that’s not only shorter from top to bottom, but one that enhances handling with a low centre of gravity and favourable ground clearance.
Strong gearboxUnlike the belt-drive automatics out there, the Pioneer 500 features an AT/MT mode transmission that uses rugged, steel gears. You get true compression braking for superior controllability (especially when descending hills), as well as long transmission life.
Overseas Model Shown, Rear tub on rear carrier not included
Dual rate springsA spring is a spring, right? Sure, all springs may look alike, but the Pioneer 500s feature dual-rate springs, and after one ride you’ll feel the difference. You get a smoother ride over smaller bumps with more bottoming resistance on bigger bumps, along with a more confident steering feel.
Smooth ridingWith 150mm of travel at the front wheels and 215mm of ground clearance, the Pioneer 500 can negotiate rough trails with ease, ensuring a smooth ride which is just what you want if it’s a long day out working the land.
Paddle shiftersIf you want to shift manually, simply upshift and downshift without ever having to take your hands off the wheel. You get to choose the exact gear you want and it’s engineered for precise, smooth shifts.
Independent front and rear suspensionThe Pioneer 500’s independent, long-travel front and rear suspension provides excellent ground clearance that all work together to deliver superior ride comfort and superb traction, especially over rough terrain.
Overseas model shown. Colour may vary. To find out more about this model, chat to your local Honda dealer.
Pioneer 500 Specs
2× 200mm disc
1× 170mm disc
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Bed Dumping Angle
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Bed Height (mm)
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Towing Capacity (kg)
Bore & Stroke (mm)
92 × 71.5
5-speed with reverse; manual and automatic modes