Honda Canada is very excited to announce the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500, the latest member of the Pioneer family.
With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to the side-by-side line up. The Pioneer 500 offers the best of both worlds, the perfect balance between recreation and light utility. It is light, nimble and maneuverable; and can even be transported in the back of a full-sized pick-up truck.
This package provides customers of side-by-side convenience in a trail-sized machine. The attractive bodywork compliments the all-new design with an aggressive, functional look and a large, flat cargo area with an ATV style rack with numerous tie-down points for maximum load versatility.
“The Pioneer 500 is agile and fun to drive” said Derek Verheyen, National Sales Manager, Motorcycle & ATV . “The car like paddle shifters bring a whole different kind of experience to this side-by-side”. “If youve been thinking about a side-by- side purchase, the Pioneer 500 will definitely will put a grin on your face”.
At only 1,270 mm (50 inches) wide, the Pioneer 500 fits on most trails where width restrictions are enforced. As an added bonus the 500 side-by-side fits into the bed of a full-size pick-up truck. The modest 1,857mm (73.1-inch) wheelbase helps return responsive handling and a tight turning radius of only 3.9m (12.9 feet).
The Pioneer 500 is powered by Hondas proven 475cc four-stroke engine. Providing the rider with plenty of low-end torque, a smooth, fun-
to-use powerband, five-speed gearbox with reverse and an electric shift system featuring paddle shifters mounted on the steering column.
The Honda R & D team also thought of those special touches to make sure this side- by-side fit perfectly into the lifestyle of the owner.
With a door/net setup that opens together as one unit—an ingenious and simple design, a roomy and comfortable bench seat with three point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts that fits both driver and passenger plus some unique storage areas for those little things you need while out and about. All this plus the peace of mind of having a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) that fully meets OSHA requirements.
Honda Canada will be offering a full line of Honda Genuine and Signature Accessories that will allow owners to configure their Pioneer 500 to meet their specific lifestyle needs right off the showroom floor.
With so many people now entering the side-by-side market, Honda now offers an another all-new option to its Pioneer line-up. From long-time off-road enthusiasts to new side-by-side drivers, the compact, fun and reliable Pioneer 500 will become an instant favourite.
The all-new Pioneer 500 will be available in late summer. Pricing will be announced a later date.