2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Review

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2014 Honda Pioneer Review

It has been a while Honda has introduced a new machine, but the release of the 2014 Honda 700 (available in two- and four-seat the wheels seem to be turning again. Getting the call to the Pioneer line off ceremony in SC, I was excited to get behind the wheel of the developed machine.

First this machine was designed by research and development in the great of Ohio and then assembled in This machines introduction to the plant added 65 new jobs for in South Carolina.

Engine for the Pioneer was crucial, as the extra would be sharing space the wheels. Getting the big single low and into a place to be effective as as best centered for weight was also important. The powerplant is directly below the driver and passenger yet it is hardly noticeable on the

This combined engineering the Pioneer a lower center of for a more stable ride on terrain.

The power to move the machine comes from the single cylinder four-… This is the same mill to motivate the Honda Rincon The engine is liquid cooled and injected for optimum efficiency.

Utilizing a 40mm throttle the engine breathes through the air which can be accessed through the panel that is forward-center of the two seats (Pioneer 700-4

While many variations of the CTV variable transmission) can be found in and UTVs, Honda relies on a hydraulic torque converter gives the driver a sense of in an automatic transmission car. forward gears as well as make for a smooth ride in or out of situations. The transmission also 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential so the driver has a selection options to power to ground in any situation.

and rear steel drive deliver the torque and power to locking differentials.

Stopping on the Pioneer comes from twin piston calipers on front wheels clamping on 200mm discs, which a half-inch thick at a glance. such large braking on this machine was confidence to say the least. As well, a 170mm on the driveline just before the differential supplies braking for rear wheels.

This seems to be a common for many manufacturers and our guess is it saves money on parts, a few pounds off the machine and helps it down as well.

The chassis of the 700-4, as well as the two-seat 700, comes in sections. most manufacturers have a one-piece frame, Honda has a two-part sub-frame assembly comes together near the floorboard area. This chassis design is for the two-person with added parts to this structure to the four-seat machine.

Some gear may ask, “can you convert a Pioneer to a four using the structure or chassis?” The answer is but with a huge pile of and time. And with the affordability of the why not just buy the four-seat version The two-piece sub-frame keeps the of the two-up but with the ability to two more in the rear.

Speaking of the Pioneer 700-4, let’s dig some of the coolest engineering seen from Honda. The Pioneer 700-4 is a unique in that it has four available The seating is cloaked in the bed of the machine and converts for extra riders. The bed not seating passengers holds a of up to 1000 lbs.

This bed dumps that and can be quickly converted to hold two riders for a more productive day. The rear doors you raise the seat backs on sides, drop the lumbar locking it into place and you have it, two more seats. seatbelts are also included in the seats and hang inconspicuously the rear of the protective ROPS-approved structure.

If you’re wondering how easy it would be to dump mother in law out of the rear seats, afraid it’s just not to happen. Honda outfitted the bed a locking device that it from rising when of the rear seats is in the up position. The can be lifted independently, so if you need one seat and a working bed it can be done.

exploring the massive Timmonsville I watched as the first production made its way off the line. It was then to get a helmet and head out to the Honda grounds for some short time on the machine.

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Slipping into the driver’s is comfortable and the doors operate with no slamming needed. The seat belts provide the needed when riding, but I they came with relief or anti-cinch devices on as it can get a little aggravating on the neck

My Pioneer 700-4 fired off and I went through the flatland. The of the 675cc engine is sufficient for the intended use and as always there are aftermarket companies building to drive up the output of the big single. this Pioneer is smooth and the steering requires little I noticed very little steer and it was really refreshing to see a geometry that worked well without power

Of course, I always appreciate steering, but at this price and after driving it maybe it need it? You’ll have to be the of that.

Getting the Pioneer up to I noticed the shifting of the transmission much like an automobile three distinct shift Top speed reached about with a rev limiter taking right about that Sitting in the rear seats for me was a cramped, but felt comfortable

Being six-feet tall, it got a sketchy on some downhill as I tended to slide forward and the belts locked me in place.

The of the Pioneer boasts a total of inches of ground clearance 7.9 inches of travel in the front and 9.1 in the This is probably my only big concern with the machine as the spring front shocks are soft and non-adjustable. The rear have preload adjustments yet seem a little tender as

It was not hard to find the bottom of the range while loaded two large riders in the machine, not to four, and if I had to pick one item to on for improvement it would be the shocks. I had a to drive the two-seat version of the as well and felt it to be lighter as as a bit more powerful and nimble the steering wheel. But if you take off any machine, it gets better time.

Honda is using the to replace the Big Red. The two-seat 700 retails for $9,999, while the 700-4 will have a tag of $11,699 – the same as the two-seat Big

Overall I think Honda is on to something here. When I heard about the Pioneer UTV I immediately thought, “why they put two seats in the bed of the machine and it a four seater?” But after the new Honda in person I realize not do you sit down in the machine more I had imagined, but it also has a very mode to its madness. With of four or five more coming out of the backwoods of South I’m anxious to see just else Honda has been on.

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