Our ultimate side-by-side needs plenty of power, so we built it around a 999 cc fuel-injected twin-cylinder engine with Honda’s famed four-valve Unicam cylinder head. For 2022, the Pioneer 1000 Trail benefits from increased power in the mid and upper rpm range for improved acceleration and increased towing capacity, making it ready to deliver all the performance you need on the trails or on the job.
Honda’s fully automatic six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission delivers more linear throttle and an updated gear selection for 2022, which has been adjusted to match the increased power output while improving the shift rhythm and consistency – with less distracting shift shock. The innovative transmission senses how you’re riding, monitoring throttle input, engine RPM, vehicle speed and more. If you’re going downhill, the Pioneer stays in a lower gear for superior engine braking. And if you want to choose a specific gear, upshift or downshift yourself in demanding conditions or even override the automatic gear selection, the twin paddle-type shifters make it easy and fun.
Intelligent 4WD (i-4WD)
The Pioneer 1000-5 EPS Trail includes a suite of stability assist features designed to make your ride safer, easier and more fun. Using technology inspired by and developed for cars and trucks, i-4WD includes Brake Traction Control System (BTCS), and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). When i-4WD is engaged using the dashboard-mounted lever, BTCS applies additional drive to the tire with more grip, providing better traction without the heavy feel of a differential lock.