|Transmission||5 speed Auto|
INTRODUCING THE PIONEER™ 500
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.