Meet The New Honda Pioneer 500 50-Inch SxS

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2015 Honda Pioneer 500

Well today is a surprise as Honda unveils the newest member of its Pioneer side-by-side family with the 2015 Honda Pioneer 500, and it is a 50-inch width side-by-side at that! With Honda's release of the Pioneer 500, the 50-inch segment of the market truly comes of age with now three manufactures producing 50-inch machines. The Pioneer 500 comes with a 475cc engine, paddle shifters for its electronic 5-speed transmission, and is ready for two people to take on adventures or chores around the land. ATVESCAPE will do a full breakdown very soon, but until then, you can read Honda's press release below.

Honda's Press Release- Pioneer 500

2015 Honda Pioneer 500Torrance, CA: With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500™, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to its line of side-by-sides. The Pioneer 500 carries two people to off-road adventures, is perfect for chores on the farm or a relaxed trail ride out in the country and it’s packed with Honda’s famous quality and durability at a suggested retail price of $8,499.

“My first drive in the Pioneer 500 was an eye-opener,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “It’s really fun to drive, and the paddle shifters bring a whole different kind of experience that helps make it a blast. If you’ve been thinking about a side-by-side purchase, the Pioneer 500 will definitely put a grin on your face whether you’re taking care of jobs around your property or taking off on a weekend adventure.” 

Only 50 inches wide, the Pioneer 500 fits on trails that impose width restrictions, as well as in the bed of a full-size truck. A modest 73.1-inch wheelbase helps return responsive handling and a tight turning radius of only 13 feet. 

2015 Honda Pioneer 500Designed by Honda R&D in Ohio, and built at Honda South Carolina (HSC) in Timmonsville using domestically and globally sourced parts, the Pioneer 500 is powered by Honda’s proven 475cc four-stroke engine. This powerplant pumps out plenty of low-end torque along with a smooth, fun-to-use powerband. The five-speed gearbox with reverse uses an electric shift system featuring paddle shifters mounted on the steering column.

Thoughtful touches include a door/net setup that opens together as one unit—an ingenious and simple design. 

2015 Honda Pioneer 500

Inside, there’s a roomy and comfortable bench seat for the driver and passenger.The Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) meets OSHA requirements, and driver and passenger have three-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belts. 

There’s also a full line of more than 40 Honda Genuine and Signature Accessories that allow owners to configure their Pioneer 500 to meet their specific needs right off the showroom floor. 

2015 Honda Pioneer 500

With many people entering the growing side-by-side market, Honda now offers an all-new option to its Pioneer line.From long-time off-road enthusiasts to new side-by-side drivers, the compact, fun and affordable Pioneer 500 will become an instant favorite.  

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Pioneer 500

Engine Type:

475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke:

92.0mm x 71.5mm

Compression Ratio:



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


Full-transistorized with electronic advance




Electric-shift five-speed with reverse (First gear is L = LOW)


Direct front and rear driveshafts


Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches travel
Rear: Independent double-wishbone with pre-load adjustability; 5.9 inches travel


Front: Dual hydraulic 190mm discs
Rear: 200mm hydraulic disc


Front: 24 x 8-12
Rear: 24 x 10-12


102.5 inches


50.0 inches


72.4 inches

Seat Height:

28.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.6 inches


73.1 inches

Turning Radius:

13.0 feet

Towing Capacity:

1000 pounds

Payload Capacity:

450 pounds

Fuel Capacity:

4.1 gallons, including 1.1-gallons reserve


Red, Olive, Yellow, Honda Phantom Camo®

Curb Weight*:

1010 pounds

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