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2018 Honda Pioneer 500 - Honda Phantom Camo®

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2018
Manufacturer
Honda
Model
Pioneer 500 - Honda Phantom Camo®

Overview

Description

Pioneer® is only for drivers 16 years and older. Multi-purpose utility vehicles can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, be responsible. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and appropriate clothing. Always wear your seat belt, and keep the side nets and doors closed. Avoid excessive speeds and be careful on difficult terrain. All MUV drivers should watch the safety video “Multipurpose Utility Vehicles: A Guide to Safe Operation” and read the Owner’s Manual before operating the vehicle. Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, on public roads or with more than one passenger. Driver and passenger must be tall enough for seat belt to fit properly and to brace themselves with both feet firmly on the floor. Passenger must be able to grasp the hand hold with the seat belt on and both feet on the floor. Respect the environment when driving. Pioneer® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.



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Big fun. Little restrictions.



If the secret fishing spot was easy to get to, or the job wasn’t a tight squeeze, every side-by-side would be there. This is where the Honda Pioneer 500 shines. It comfortably seats two, and is only 50” wide so you can explore trails with width restrictions. Plus, it fits in a full-sized pickup’s bed and has lots of great features like automatic transmission with AT/MT modes. Work or fun, the Pioneer 500 gets the job done.



Gets to the fun other ATVs can’t.



Even though the Pioneer 500 is trim in size, it’s still a giant in terms of what it can accomplish. The powerful 500-class engine delivers plenty of low-rpm torque and a wide powerband to accomplish the job, big or small. Got something to tow? The Pioneer 500 can handle a 1000-pound towing load, and the rear rack can hold 450 pounds. Plus, the automatic five-speed electric-shift transmission has a manual mode with paddle shifters so you can choose to let it shift automatically, or switch over into MT mode—even on the fly.



The Pioneer 500 is equipped with Independent Rear Suspension with dual-rate springs. This, combined with an open front differential and a locked rear axle gives you precise handling, plenty of power to both rear wheels full time, and a smooth ride for all-day comfort.

Power and Performance
  • Powerful 500-Class Engine: Coupled with an efficient five-speed automatic transmission, the Pioneer 500’s engine features electronic fuel injection for effortless cold-weather and high-altitude operation. It’s specially tuned for low-rpm torque, too.
  • Semi-Dry-Sump Engine: Compact 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 center of gravity and favorable ground clearance.
  • Longitudinal Engine Mounting: The Pioneer 500 is built around our strong, single-cylinder, 475cc longitudinal engine. By orienting the crankshaft front to back in the chassis, we route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more grunt to the ground.
  • Liquid Cooling: Our time-tested Honda engine is liquid-cooled, which provides more consistent operating temperatures and more power than a comparable air-cooled motor. This adds up to better performance and longer engine life.
  • Closed-Loop Fuel Injection: Better cold-weather and high-altitude running, effortless startups, great fuel efficiency and less pollution—that’s what the Pioneer 500’s “closed loop” fuel-injection system means for you. And that’s what we call a win/win situation.
  • 1000-Pound Towing Capacity: The Pioneer 500 has a heavy-duty receiver-style hitch and 1000-pound towing capacity.
Handling and Control
  • Fun, Sporty Ride: With 5.9 inches of travel at the front wheels and 8.5 inches of ground clearance, the Pioneer 500 can negotiate rough trails with ease. And the Pioneer 500’s suspension is tuned for a fun, sporty ride too.
  • Paddle Shifters: If 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.
  • Automatic Transmission with AT/MT Mode: You can let the Honda Pioneer 500’s automatic transmission shift for you, or you can still shift yourself with its paddle shifters. You can even shift from auto to manual (AT to MT) on the fly!
  • Dual Rate Springs: A 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.
  • Independent Rear Suspension (IRS): The Pioneer 500’s fully independent rear suspension means you get a smooth ride, especially over rough terrain.
  • TraxLox® 2WD/4WD: Our rock-solid system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.
  • Strong Gearbox: Unlike 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.
Versatility
  • Compact 50" Width: The Pioneer 500’s 50-inch overall width is a huge bonus. Whether it’s for width-restricted trails or convenient transportation and storage, the Pioneer 500 can go where just about no other side-by-side can!
  • Rear Carrier Design: With the unique steel rear carrier design, the Pioneer 500 gives you tremendous versatility when it comes to securing loads. Special tiedown-hook securing points make it even easier, and the rack’s 450-pound rating gives you plenty of carrying capacity, too.
  • Headlights: 35-watt headlights provide clean, crisp light to get you through any adventure, day or night.
Comfort
  • Side-By-Side Seating: With a comfortable bench-style seat, individual backrests and seatbelts for both rider and passenger, the Pioneer 500 offers side-by-side comfort and excellent maneuverability.
  • Independent Rear Suspension (IRS): The Pioneer 500’s fully independent rear suspension means you get a smooth ride, especially over rough terrain.
Safety
  • Driver/Passenger Protection: The 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.
  • Single-Function Door/Net: The 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.
Engine
  • Engine Type: 475cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore And Stroke: 92.0 mm x 71.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Induction: Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36 mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Drive Train
  • Clutch: Automatic
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic transmission with AT/MT modes with paddle shifting and reverse. Two drive modes include 2WD and 4WD.
  • Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
  • Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 in. travel
  • Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustablility; 5.9 in. travel
  • Front Brake: Dual 200 mm hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake: 170 mm hydraulic disc
  • Front Tires: Dual 24 x 8-12
  • Rear Tires: 24 x 10-12
Dimensions
  • Length: 102.6 in.
  • Width: 50.0 in.
  • Height: 71.3 in.
  • Wheelbase: 73 in.
  • Towing Capacity: 1000 lb.
  • Ground Clearance: 8.5 in.
  • Turning Radius: 12.8 ft.
  • Curb Weight: 1025 lb. - Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel.
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal., including 1.1-gal. reserve
Other
  • Safety: Recommended for drivers 16 years of age and older.
  • Available Colors: Honda Phantom Camo®
  • Model ID: SXS500M2
Factory Warranty Information
  • Duration: One Year
  • Description: Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Single cylinder four-stroke
Displacement
475cc
Bore and Stroke
92.0 mm x 71.5 mm
Cooling
Liquid
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36 mm throttle body
Ignition
Full-transistorized type with electronic advance

Chassis

Front Suspension
Independent double-wishbone
Front Brakes
Dual 200 mm hydraulic disc
Front Tire
Dual 24 x 8-12
Rear Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustablility
Rear Brakes
170 mm hydraulic disc
Rear Tire
24 x 10-12

Dimensions

Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 1025 lb.
Wheelbase
73 in.
Front Travel
5.9 in.
Rear Travel
5.9 in.
Ground Clearance
8.5 in.
Fuel Capacity
4.1 gal., including 1.1-gal. reserve
Rack Capacity
450 lb.
Towing Capacity
1000 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
Five-speed automatic transmission with AT/MT modes with paddle shifting and reverse. Two drive modes include 2WD and 4WD.
Drive System
Direct front and rear driveshafts

General

Colors
Honda Phantom Camo®
Warranty
One Year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

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