Starting from $19,995 + gst

For over 45 years, Honda bikes have been proven performers on Kiwi farms, no matter the weather or terrain. The Pioneer 520 takes performance to the next level and is packed with features to help make life on the farm easier and safer.

The Pioneer 520’s, powerful 518cc engine with fuel injection for great cold weather and high altitude performance. The strut-assist tilt utility bed makes dumping cargo a breeze.

You also get features like our Honda automatic transmission using rugged, steel gears with AT/MT modes. Selectable Traxlok® two- or four-wheel drive for lighter steering or for more traction and the longitudinally mounted engine to put more grunt to the ground.

The narrow width lets you and a passenger go where other side-by-sides can’t, on width-restricted trails and farm tracks. It also allows easy transport and storage.

The Pioneer 520 is your go-to side-by-side that punches well above its size and weight on the farm.


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Engine Type

Liquid cooled single cylinder four-stroke

CC Rating


Bore and Stroke

96.0mm x 71.5mm


Full-transistorised type with electronic advance

Fuel System

Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body

Compression Ratio





Five-speed automatic transmission with AT/MT modes with paddle shifting and reverse. Two drive modes include 2WD and 4WD

Final Drive

Direct front and rear driveshafts

Suspension Front

Independent double-wishbone; 147mm of travel

Suspension Rear

Independent double-wishbone with preload adjustablility; 150mm of travel

Brakes Front

Dual 200mm hydraulic disc

Brakes Rear

170mm hydraulic disc

Tyres Front

24 x 8-12

Tyres Rear

24 x 10-12



Ground Clearance


Kerb Weight


Fuel Capacity

15.5 Litres


2667mm (L) x 1270mm (W) x 1808mm (H)

Carrier Capacity


Towing Capacity



Powerful new engine Image

Powerful new engine

With a new engine that’s both bigger and more powerful than our Pioneer 500’s, the new Pioneer 520 also features electronic fuel injection for effortless cold-weather and high-altitude operation. The engine is specially tuned for low-rpm torque, too. Coupled with an efficient five-speed automatic transmission, you’ll have plenty of pulling power.

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Strong Gearbox

Unlike the belt-drive automatics out there, the Pioneer 520 features an AT/MT mode transmission that uses rugged, steel gears. You get true compression braking for superior controllability (especially when descending hills), as well as long transmission life.

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New Tilt/Dump Bed

The new Pioneer 520 now features a super-convenient tilt/dump bed. Measuring 983mm wide, 657mm long and 248mm high, it can carry up to 204kg. An assist strut makes dumping easy, the tailgate opens flat, and inside the bed is set up for plywood dividers, or to hold milk crates or plastic buckets. It also accommodates our line of Honda Pro-Connect™ system accessories.

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