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2020 Honda Pioneer 500
2020 Honda Pioneer 500

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Pioneer 500
Pioneer 500
Model Code
SXS500M2LL
SXS500M2LL
Color
Moose Brown
Moose Brown

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 200 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 170 mm hydraulic disc

Front - Dual 200 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 170 mm hydraulic disc

Tires

Front - Dual 24 x 8-12

Rear - 24 x 10-12

Front - Dual 24 x 8-12

Rear - 24 x 10-12

Dimensions

Length
102.6 in.
102.6 in.
Height
71.3 in.
71.3 in.
Width
50 in.
50 in.
Weight
Curb - 1,025 lb. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel.)
Curb - 1,025 lb. (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel.)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in.
8.5 in.
Wheelbase
73 in.
73 in.
Turning Radius
12.8 ft.
12.8 ft.

Drivetrain

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

Engine

Engine
Single cylinder four-stroke
Single cylinder four-stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
475 cc
475 cc
Bore x Stroke
92 x 71.5 mm
92 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
Clutch
Automatic
Automatic
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body
Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body
Ignition
Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.1 gal. (including 1.1 gal. reserve)
4.1 gal. (including 1.1 gal. reserve)

Operational

Front Suspension
Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 in. travel
Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustablility; 5.9 in. travel
Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustablility; 5.9 in. travel
Seating
2
2

Other

Additional Colors

White

Moose Brown

Red

Honda Phantom Camo®

White

Moose Brown

Red

Honda Phantom Camo®

Towing Capacity
1,000 lb.
1,000 lb.
Safety Features
Recommended for drivers 16 years of age and older
Recommended for drivers 16 years of age and older
Warranty
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

Features

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.

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.
  • TRAXLOK® 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.

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.

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.

Versatility

  • COMPACT 50 IN. 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.Read more at https://powersports.honda.com/pioneer/700/home.aspx#6GeD0R8qS1GK4xIs.99

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.

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.
  • TRAXLOK® 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.

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.

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.

Versatility

  • COMPACT 50 IN. 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.Read more at https://powersports.honda.com/pioneer/700/home.aspx#6GeD0R8qS1GK4xIs.99