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Honda SXS500 Pioneer Side by Side


Honda Pioneer 500 Side by Side

Honda Pioneer 500 Side by Side

Efficient power

Ample ground clearance and cargo capacity

Advanced transmission

he addition of the automatic shifting function gives you the best of both worlds. Choose AT mode for fully automatic shifting, override the AT settings on the fly with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, or choose MT mode and operate the five-speed transmission manually with the paddles. It’s the best of all worlds.

The independent front and rear suspension systems, with new dual-rated springs for 2017, provide a comfortable, controlled ride over all types of terrain.

Shiftable 2WD/4WD system provides the efficiency of two-wheel drive while retaining the ability to select 4WD quickly via a dash-mounted lever when conditions demand. Plus, the super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement contributes to excellent drivability and towing capacity.

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. Because it’s physically smaller with a smaller wheelbase, narrower width and tighter turning circle than typical side-by-sides, the Pioneer 500 can go more places.

Powerful 481 watt AC generator has generous output to run electronic accessories. Centrally mounted high-capacity airbox provides easy access for filter maintenance.

Honda Pioneer 500 Side by Side features a high-mounted snorkel draws cleaner, drier air and features four separate resonators to reduce intake noise. A 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.

Roomy cab and bench seat are designed for a comfortable fit for two. Automotive-type 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belts and stout Occupant Protection Structure help to keep driver and passenger secure. For added safety, a speed limiter prevents travel faster than 24 km/h if it detects that a seat belt isn’t being worn.

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.

Twin-headlight system features 37.5-watt headlights with a focused light distribution pattern for improved visibility after dark. LED brake lights and tail-lights provide optimal illumination and visibility. The easy-read digital dash includes a large speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, maintenance minder, and warning lights for critical engine and drivetrain functions.

A wide array of accessory items, including numerous ways to add storage and carrying ability, contribute to the Pioneer 500‘s versatility. Plus, trusted Honda durability, quality and reliability help improve retained value over the life of the machine.

Displacement (cc)


Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, OHV, longitudinally mounted, single-cylinder, 4-stroke

Bore x Stroke (mm)

92 x 71.5

Compression Ratio



Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body


Full-transistorised type with electronic advance

Starter Type

Electric Start




5 Speed with Reverse

Drive Mode

2WD, 4WD

Final Drive

Direct front and rear driveshafts

Wheel Base (mm)


Ground Clearance (mm)


Fuel Tank Capacity (Ltrs)

15.5 (including 4.1 litre reserve)

Front Tyre (inches)

24 x 8-12

Rear Tyre (inches)

24 x 10-12

Front Suspension

Independent double-wishbone; 150mm travel

Rear Suspension

Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustability; 150mm travel

Front Brakes

200mm hydraulic disc

Rear Brakes

170mm hydraulic disc

Max Weight Capacity (kg)


Towing Capacity (kg)


kerb Weight (kg)


Dimensions LxWxH (mm)

2605 x 1270 x 1839

Honda SXS500 Pioneer Side by Side

From only $80 per week


Honda Pioneer 500 Side by Side is a brilliant concept: Like a full-sized side-by-side, it lets you take a passenger along and has the off-road capability to get you where you need to go.