The ultimate side-by-side needs plenty of power, so the Pioneer 1000 EPS LE is built around a new 999 cc fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine with Honda’s famed four-valve Unicam cylinder head.
Honda’s fully automatic six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission senses how you’re riding, monitoring throttle input, engine rpm, vehicle speed and more. Going downhill? The Pioneer stays in a lower gear for superior engine braking. If you want to choose a specific gear, upshift or downshift yourself in demanding conditions or even override the automatic gear selection, the twin paddle-type shifters make it easy and fun. And of course, there are no belts to worry about.
Tackle any terrain
Venturing over really tricky, rocky terrain, hauling a big load down a steep hill, or need some real hill-climbing ability? The high/low-range subtransmission provides a full 42-percent gear reduction when you switch to the low range.
New Intelligent 4WD
The Pioneer 1000 EPS LE includes a suite of stability assist features designed to make your ride safer, easier and more fun. Using technology developed for cars and trucks, I-4WD includes Brake Traction Control System (BTCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). When I-4WD is engaged using the dashboard-mounted lever, BTCS applies additional drive to the tire with more grip, providing better traction without the heavy feel of a differential lock. On-the-fly engagement via an illuminated switch allows for instant response when needed. For more on HSA and EBD, see the Chassis & Suspension section.
In addition to 2WD and I-4WD, the Pioneer 1000 EPS LE features a Turf mode that’s perfect for sensitive surfaces like grass fields, or for easier steering.
Clean air flow
The engine’s air intake is located up high and under the hood to help ensure a clean air supply. The new viscous air-filter element flows air well for increased flow.
The rubber-mounted engine and exhaust system insulates you from annoying vibration, adding to the Pioneer 1000 EPS’ superb comfort.
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted Unicam parallel twin-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore & Stroke
92.0 mm x 75.1 mm
Unicam, 4 valves
Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44 mm throttle body
Fully automatic, six-speed plus reverse Dual-Clutch Transmission with sport mode and manual mode with paddle shifting. High/Low range sub-transmission. Four drive modes include Turf, 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with differential lock
Direct front and rear driveshafts. Four drive modes include Turf, 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with differential lock.
Chassis & Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 268 mm (10.55 in.) travel
Independent double-wishbone with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 254 mm (10 in.) travel
Front: 27 x 9 - 12 Rear: 27 x 11 - 12
Front: dual 210 mm hydraulic discs; Rear: 210 mm hydraulic disc
907 kg (2,000 lbs.)
454 kg (1,000 lbs.)
2,967 mm (116.8 in.)
1,597 mm (62.9 in.)
327 mm (12.9 in.)
853 mm (33.6 in.)
2,038 mm (80.2 in.)
699 kg (1,541 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
30 litres, including 6.4-litre reserve
Matte Stealth Gray Metallic