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The New 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 Side-By-Side

Torrance, 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.

More information can be found here: Honda Pioneer Forums
 

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I thought 700cc was a small powerplant.
 

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I thought 700cc was a small powerplant.
What do you find small about the engine? It caps out at 82kmh, has lots of power. The Viking wasn't built to compete with the 1000cc sxs's.

It's the same thing with people who want a litre bike over a 600 etc... What are you doing with your sxs that requires you to need more?

Putting that thing beside a viking sure makes it look tiny.
 

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This day an time, the 700 is a little small and unerpowered, and so is a single cylinder motor really, I have the the Viking and a 2011 Can-am Outlander XTP 800 with the Rotax 71hp V-twin, i wish that motor was in my Viking too!!! It never feels under powered. At times the Viking does, but for what i use it for, its "alright"
 

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It's like a V6 Ford Mustang. It gets the job done, but you sure aren't opening the hood and bragging about it.
 

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It's like a V6 Ford Mustang. It gets the job done, but you sure aren't opening the hood and bragging about it.
I disagree. It's advertised as a work and play machine. I think it's bang on for the market they made this for.

It's their first one in years with plenty more to come.

Just a typical "I want more" syndrome. Never happy. Remind me of some women I know lol.
 
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