The Pioneer 500’s liquid-cooled engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to front and rear drive units for improved power output at the wheels.
Ample ground clearance
By using an overhead-valve layout and a semi-dry-sump lubrication system, engine height is significantly reduced, lowering centre of gravity while also improving ground clearance. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration
The addition of the automatic shifting function gives you the best of both worlds. Choose AT mode for fully automatic shifting, override the AT settings on the fly with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, or choose MT mode and operate the five-speed transmission manually with the paddles. It’s the best of all worlds.
Tackle any terrain
Shiftable 2WD/4WD system provides the efficiency of two-wheel drive while retaining the ability to select 4WD quickly via a dash-mounted lever when conditions demand. Plus, the super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement contributes to excellent drivability and towing capacity.
Electronic fuel-injection system provides crisp performance and helps ensure trouble-free starting and operation in cold conditions and changing altitudes. A convenient electric starter allows in-gear starting when the brake is applied.
Powerful 481 watt AC generator has generous output to run electronic accessories. Centrally mounted high-capacity airbox provides easy access for filter maintenance.
High-mounted snorkel draws cleaner, drier air and features four separate resonators to reduce intake noise. A stainless steel exhaust system provides superior corrosion resistance and minimizes noise levels. The muffler includes a certified spark arrester for when you’re riding in regulated or sensitive environments.
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Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
92 mm x 71.5 mm
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Five-speed automatic transmission with AT/MT modes with paddle shifting and reverse.
2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD
Chassis & Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 149 mm (5.9 in.) travel
Independent double-wishbone with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 150 mm (5.9 in.) travel
24 x 8 - 12 front 24 x 10 - 12 rear
Front dual 200 mm hydraulic discs; rear 170 mm hydraulic disc
454 kg (1,000 lb)
203 kg (450 lb)
215 mm (8.5 in)
729 mm (28.7 in)
1,855 mm (73.0 in)
464 kg (1,023 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
15.4 liters, including 4.2-liter reserve
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