Well they aren't selling
I have a thought...
Because you can walk into any Polaris dealer and ( realistically speaking ) for about another $500-800 or so, get a 50" SxS with 50HP, 10" of travel, and 10" of clearance with tires that are the industry bare minimum size ( 25" ), and a locker. And an attempt at a bed.
It's also an automatic, and while i think the 5-speed is cool, most people wan't an automatic.
Shortly, a lot of people will be on here crying fowl at comparing the 2.
Is that fair?
Well...they are both 50" SxS's. Could you argue the Pioneer is more utility oriented? OK...where's the dump bed and the locker?
Is the Pioneer really a "cross over" machine? Could the same not be said of the RZR?
I think the concept of a 50" utility machine will be a great one as soon as someone other than Honda embraces it. I can't help but think Honda just threw a goldfish in the tank with piranha's.
By all accounts, the 500 is a ton of fun....just like the RZR.
It's probably a geographical thing, ninja. I'd bet its selling very well in certain places....if for no other reason than the name on the tank.
On the other side of the spectrum, the new Rubicon has what riders want. Not what Honda decided to give them....but what they WANT. Doesn't matter if they "need" those features or not. I bet it will outsell entire brands by itself.