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2016 Honda Pioneer 500 2-PERSON

The smaller alternative

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Built on a smaller version of the Pioneer 700 frame, with a width of only 50-inches, the Pioneer 500 is light, nimble, manoeuvrable and can even be transported in the back of a full-sized pick-up truck. And with an ATV-style cargo rack, it offers maximum load versatility. Featuring 2-person seating, three-point Emergency Locking Retractor seat belts, steering wheel control and a sturdy Roll Over Protection Structure meeting OSHA standards, the newest member of the Pioneer family offers the ease-of-use and security features riders have come to expect from side-by-sides. The 500 even takes convenience a step further with an ingenious door/net/latch design which keeps safety netting attached and out of the way for one-step entry or exit. Powering the Pioneer 500 is Honda’s proven 475 cc high-torque power plant that offers the efficiency of sideways mounting and an electric-shift five-speed gearbox with reverse, operated by steering-column mounted paddle-shifters providing seamless transitions between gears.

All the convenience of a side-by-side in a more manageable package, the Pioneer 500 provides the perfect balance between recreation and light utility.


  • Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
  • Five speed transmission, Electric Shift Program (ESP) with automatic clutch, reverse and ultra-low first gear. Steering wheel mounted paddle shifting
  • The Pioneer 500’s liquid-cooled engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to front and rear drive units for improved power output at the wheels.
  • By using an overhead-valve layout and a semi-dry-sump lubrication system, engine height is significantly reduced, lowering centre of gravity and improving ground clearance.
  • Convenient electric starter allows in gear starting when the brake is applied.
  • The Pioneer 500’s proven Electric Shift Program (ESP) transmission provides the compact size, strength and efficiency of a gear-on-gear manual transmission with near-automatic transmission levels of convenience. The auto-clutch, five-speed transmission, with ultra-low first gear and reverse, shifts smoothly and seamlessly between gears via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The intuitive operation of the sports-car-like paddle shifters adds to the Pioneer 500’s fun and sporty feel.
  • Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
  • Shiftable 2WD/4WD system allows the efficiency of two-wheel drive while retaining the ability to select 4WD quickly via a dash-mounted lever when conditions demand.
  • Electronic fuel-injection system provides crisp performance and helps ensure trouble-free starting and operation in cold conditions and changing altitudes.
  • A high-capacity, high-mounted, coolant radiator ensures consistent engine operating temperatures in extreme conditions, for maximum power output and long engine life.
  • Powerful 481 Watt AC generator has generous output to power electronic accessories.
  • High-mounted snorkel draws cleaner, dryer air and features four separate resonators to reduce intake noise
  • Centrally mounted high-capacity airbox provides easy access for filter maintenance.
  • Stainless steel exhaust system provides superior corrosion resistance and minimizes noise levels. The muffler includes a certified spark arrester for when you’re riding in regulated or sensitive environments.
  • A strong steel chassis is designed to help the Pioneer 500 remain stable in rough going and its heavy duty construction will help it stand up to rough punishment on the job-site or recreational trail.
  • Physically smaller with a smaller wheelbase and a tighter turning circle than typical side-by-sides mean the Pioneer 500 can go more places. 50" overall width means the Pioneer will fit on most ATV trails and lower overall height of just 1,838mm reduces concern with low hanging obstacles.
  • Double-wishbone front suspension provides a comfortable controlled ride and helps contribute to the Pioneer 500's tall stance.
  • Double-wishbone, pre-load adjustable, independent rear suspension with stabilizer bar provides comfort and control over a variety of terrain.
  • Roomy cab and bench seat are designed for a comfortable fit. Automotive-type 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belts and stout occupant protection structure help to keep operators secure.
  • Large, flat cargo area with ATV style rack offers numerous tie-down points for maximum load versatility and can carry 203 kgs of gear.
  • Heavy-duty, receiver-style hitch lets you tow up to 450 kg.
  • WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD
Other Specifications


  • Tires : 24 x 8 - 12 front; 24 x 10 - 12 rear
  • Length : 2,603 mm (102.5 in.)
  • Width : 1,270 mm (50 in.)
  • Ground Clearance : 243 mm (9.6 in.)
  • Wheelbase : 1,857 mm (73.1 in.)
  • Attractive bodywork compliments the all-new design with an aggressive, functional look.
  • Waterproof accessory socket provides convenient 12-volt power whenever you need it.
  • High sill doors, integrated headrests, protective door nets, and seat belt release mechanisms all add to operator security.
  • Clever rear-hinged door design allows the nets to remain attached when opening the doors easing entry and exit.
  • Doors feature a single-handed twist action release mechanism, equally accessible from both inside and outside the Pioneer 500. An auto style double latch allows the door to latch securely when pulled shut.
  • Twin-headlight system features 37.5 watt headlights with a focused light distribution pattern for improved visibility after dark. LED brake lights and taillights provide optimal illumination and conspicuity.
  • The easy-read digital dash includes large speedometer, a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, maintenance minder, and warning lights for critical engine and drivetrain functions.
  • Easily removable hood and seat cushions simplify maintenance.
  • Twin cup holders make it easier to stay hydrated when stopping for a rest out on the trails or worksite.
  • Trusted Honda durability, quality and reliability help improve retained value over the life of the machine.
  • Curb Weight : 457 kg (1,008 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
  • Fuel Capacity : 15 litres, including 4.2-litre reserve
  • Colour : Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo
  • Height : 729 mm (28.7 in.)


  • Protection Kit
  • Hard Roof
  • Light Bar
  • Auxiliary Lights
  • Outdoors Package
  • Trail Package
  • Work Package
  • Fabric Cab System (Black)
  • Fabric Cab System (Camo)
  • Hybrid Cab (Black Only)
  • WARN Plow Kit
  • WARN Winch Kit
  • Full Poly Tip-Out Windscreen (hard coat)
  • Full Poly Tip-Out Windscreen (optical)
  • Wind Deflector
  • Bimini Top Black
  • Bimini Top Camo
  • Fabric Rear Panel Black
  • Fabric Roof / Rear Panel Black
  • Fabric Roof / Rear Panel Camo
  • Rear Cab Net
  • Fabric Doors Black
  • Fabric Doors Camo
  • Aluminum a-arm guards(FR)
  • Aluminum a-arm guards(RR)
  • Cab Frame Cargo Bag
  • Cargo Box
  • Cargo Tray
  • Front Bumper
  • Front Underhood Tray
  • Full storage cover
  • Rear Bumper
  • Rear Rack Bag (large)
  • Rear Rack Bag (small)
  • Rubber Floor mats
  • Under Seat Storage Box
  • Accessory Sub Harness
  • Aux Lights/Light Bar Wire Harness
  • Back Up Alarm Wire Harness
  • Horn Kit Wire Harness
  • Work Light
  • Work Light Wire Harness
  • Back up Alarm
  • Flag with Mount
  • Honda TecMate Battery Charger Optimate 3+
  • Horn Kit
  • Rear View Mirror
  • Side Mirror
  • Draw Bar
  • Hitch Ball
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