With close ties to rural New Zealand that go back generations, Blue Wing Honda are proud to announce the arrival of the 2017 Honda Pioneer 500. For over 40 years, Honda bikes have been proven performers on Kiwi farms, no matter the weather or terrain. The 2017 Pioneer 500 takes performance to the next level and is packed with new features to help make life on the farm easier and safer, including dual transmission, upgraded suspension and improved safety.
The leading compact side-by-side, Honda’s Pioneer 500 now features a transmission that can change between fully automatic and manual shift modes via a toggle switch. For easy driving, you can just flick the switch to auto, push the accelerator and go. For more control, the steering-column-mounted paddles can be used to change gear manually, or to override automatic shift points while you’re on the move around the farm. Also new for 2017 are dual-rate suspension springs, providing a great ride while still being resistant to bottoming. The compact Pioneer 500 still has the narrow 127cm width makes it nimble and easy to transport.