The 2021 Honda Pioneer 520 is a new version of the Pioneer 500 with a larger, 518cc engine, 43cc larger than the 500’s, and a tilting bed that can carry 450 pounds of cargo. This machine seats two and is 50 inches wide, so it’s perfect for width restricted trails and confined work areas. It also fits easily in the bed of a full sized pickup. Full of fuel, the Pioneer 500 weighs only 1065 pounds, so it has an outstandingly light, agile feel. The Pioneer 520 has a beltless, five speed automatic transmission that can also be shifted manually with car type paddle shifters. The transmission also provides predictable engine braking to all four wheels when in four wheel drive.The drive system selectable 2WD/4WD, but not front differential lock. Longitudinal engine mounting orients the crankshaft front to back in the chassis, which route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more power to the ground.

This recreation utility UTV can tow 1000 pounds from its receiver type hitch. Independent front and rear suspension with dual rate springs and adjustable spring preload provides a comfortable, well-controlled ride. For convenience, the Pioneer 500’s side nets swing with the door. There is storage space under the seats and under the hood, and the cabin is surprisingly roomy for such a small vehicle. The contoured seats are comfortable and offer enough support for sporty driving. It’s available in Metallic Blue, Olive, red, white, camo and Moose Brown. Pricing starts at $9,499. See UTV Action’s full test of a previous Pioneer 500 model here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-2017-honda-pioneer-500/

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Motor type 518cc liquid-cooled OHV 2-valve single

Transmission Auto-clutch 5-speed w/rev.

Drive system 2WD/4WD


  Front Dual A-arm/5.8”

  Rear Dual A-arm/5.9”

Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/disc

Fuel capacity 4.1 gal.

Towing capacity 1,000 lb.

Rack capacity 450 lb.

Length/width/height 105”/50”/71.2”

Tire sizes: f/r 24×8-12/24×10-12

Claimed curb weight 1,025 lb.

Colors Red, Olive, Reactor Blue, Honda Phantom Camo

Honda Phantom Camo

Price $9,499-$9,799

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