Released in July 2014, the first Pioneer 500 marked Honda’s first entry in 50-inch side by side market. The dealers got it as a 2015 model. Now, with an upgraded version the company is all set to release 2018 Honda Pioneer 500.
2018 Honda Pioneer 500 – Upgraded Innovations
Adding a variety of innovative features, this UTV model sets new standards in its segment. A particularly mentionable upgrade is its TraxLok 4WD enabling the driver to shift between 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD steering options. Other upgrades include: –
- Narrow Overall Width
- Paddle Shifter
- Closed-Loop Fuel Injection
- Longitudinal Engine Mounting
- Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
- Locked Rear Axle
- 1000-Pound Towing Capacity
Another comfort for Drivers, they can secure heavy loads in a steel rear carrier having a capacity of 450 pounds.
The addition of a stronger ratio for the 1stgear improves start-up acceleration. The 3.615:1 ratio makes it better for driving in rough conditions. 50-inches narrow body becomes suitable for drivers going on narrow trails. A 102.5-inch chassis length makes it compact, and a 73.1-inch wheelbase helps achieve tight turns. Also, it provides a 5.9-inch ground clearance.
2018 Honda Pioneer 500 – Dynamic Engine
Offering a 28.7 HP Honda Pioneer 500 2018 can reach all-terrain speeds of above 40 MPH keeping tow with its Electronic Speed Limiter. With a 5-speed automatic transmission, it has electronic fuel injection for fighting in cold weather.
A shorter engine from top to bottom proves beneficial for trails where the width is a major factor. Also, the fuel injected liquid cooling engine 475cc gives efficient fuel consumption with the liquid cooled single cylinder.
There is a new Automatic Transmission with a manual interchangeable option into Auto-Mode. It satisfies riders who want the gears to change automatically for rough trails. Also, it contains a Dual Rate Front & Rear Springs.
2018 Honda Pioneer 500 – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
The 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 releases in the markets of United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Europe by fall 2017. The price differs, but buyers can expect the estimation ranging within $10,000.