Honda Motorcycles SXS Range
In true Honda style with reliability always at the forefront of product development; the new Pioneer 500’s auto transmission is all-gear so no belts that slip, break or burn out, allowing for easy manageability through an ever changing aussie landscape, the transmission can change between fully automatic and manual electric shift modes via a toggle switch. Paddle shifters are still available for driving in manual mode and can override auto mode on the fly.
To improve safety, the 2017 Pioneer 500 now has Seat Belt Interlock to make sure drivers wear their seatbelt while operating the machine. Speed is also limited when the seatbelt is not engaged.
New Dual-rate suspension springs provide a plush ride and resistance to bottoming on larger obstacles and a new torsion bar design enhances occupant and drive safety.
At the heart of this Australian spec Pioneer 700 is Honda’s proven fuel-Injected 700cc-class liquid-cooled OHV single cylinder four-stroke engine with fuel injection which means it will always start up, even on cold days or at high altitude and an all-new intake design helps minimise dust ingestion. Automotive-style automatic transmission with hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears and reverse.
In contrast to a belt drive system, the automotive-style Honda Automatic Transmission, with a heavy-duty torque converter and three hydraulic clutches provides positive engine braking. Electric power steering and fully automatic transmission. Now comes with a manual mode that can be activated via a dash-mounted toggle switch; use the steering-column-mounted paddle shifters to change gears while in manual mode, or to override shift points on the fly while in automatic mode.