Whether rough trails are part of your everyday work environment, or just weekend fun, we’ve got some exciting news for you. There’s a new mud-tearing vehicle in town, and power is its middle name. Enter the 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 UTV ($TBA).
Looking to raise the bar in terms of performance and capability, Honda has fitted this side-by-side vehicle with a brand new twin-cylinder Unicam 999cc engine, coupled to a beltless 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. This is the first UTV that uses a fully automatic mechanical transmission, resulting in a smooth gear shifting and reliable transfer of power. There is also a manual shifting mode, with standard and sport options, and a selectable 2 and 4 wheel drive. Other features include a set of 27-in tires, front&rear independent double-wishbone suspension, a 1000-lb payload and a 2000-lb (a full ton!) towing capacities. The Pioneer 1000 will be available (starting fall of 2015) in four different configurations, from the base 3-person version to the Deluxe 5-person model, which packs even more skills. Details in the video via