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Hi all,

I'm a Aussie, currently based in New Zealand, and we are finally getting the Honda Dealer Pioneer shipments in next week, so I'm heading down to have a look at the 2 seater and hopefully it grabs me, then a bit of pricing haggling, might happen.

I'm still not sure what i want, the Pioneer suits my needs, but i'd love a electric model (trying more to be green), and it could be 50 to 55 inch instead of 60, with a few more ponys for a bigger smile:D

It is odd that they don't release there HP or Torque figures:confused:

But if it built like my 2013 Honda CRV, Honda 90hp outboard and mower, then i should be happy with it.

Although i did see that Polaris are releasing the ACE next month. looks really good, just wait until they put a 800cc or 900cc in it.

Come on honda, re-release the Pilot/Odyssey
 

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Welcome to the forum! As a person that only drives V-8 HEMI's and one of the fastest cycles in the world, let me tell you. The Pioneer has enough of the right stuff for some big smiles still. :)
 

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welcome to the forum im with moose I bought mine 2 weeks ago and it has pretty much left my cj out hanging for attention lol
 

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Waiting is the hardest part you have lots of time to think. Oh welcome to the group! I believe when you get to sit in and drive one you will be impressed. Seriously you can look at all of the product in this category and walk away with questions. While researching before purchase I was looking at everybody's sxs I had so many questions. My salesman sold me, he is a young man maybe in his mid 20's. this kid knew his stuff I was asking questions and methodically one by one he would explain to me. Knowing he could possibly loose the sale he told me to check out the Polaris 570 Ranger at another local dealer and I did. I spent hour and a half with the Polaris dealer test driving and haggling. Three hours after first talking to the kid about the Honda I called him gave him the sale and deposit. So I say approach the Honda with an open mind and you will be pleasantly surprised. I'm no kid I have no ideas of going super fast and I bought one to be another tool for my small farm and to have a little fun. Several of my friends get together for trail rides and now I can go and experience the fun and fellowship after my chores are done. Best to you in what ever you choose!
 

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Welcome SXS, I believe you are the first Aussie to show up here.

I hope you decide to get one, we need to see some of that great scenery you have down there. Its on my bucket list.

If you don't mind us asking what is the sticker price there?
 

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Welcome to the forum!
Knowing how cool and crazy aussies are, chances are OP might throw a turbo in the Pioneer! :D
 

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Never really considered getting an electric SxS. Do you guys know of any examples of those? I bet they are far more expensive.

Welcome to the forum SxS!

What are you planning on doing with the Pioneer (or whatever else you end up going with?)
 

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hey SXS welcome to the boards!

whats pricing like out those ways?

on the power front I believe (and someone will correct me) its 34-36hp. Just about what the Rincon was...
 

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Thanks for the replies guys, i've read some good stuff from the mods you guys have done, impressed with the mods that have been done.

As for price, dealers can't give me a firm price until next week, but i would assume it is between 22-25K if you live in New Zealand or Aussie, you just get reamed on anything.

Skorp, thats the Electric i was thinking about. take out the 8 stock 12 volt batteries and run 12 8 volt batteries in 48 volt banks would give you almost double the distance.

I'm more looking at trail rides up the coast and going camping (not really allowed to ride it on the gravel roads, but it is an isolated place and there is only one cop.

Also putting the boat in (1.4 ton) boat ramp is across from the house, and throwing the paddle board and Kayaks on the roof and heading to the other beach 3 km down the road, when the winds are up.

The owners of the motor camp at the next beach, have a Big Red MUV700, which they tow Caravans and a 1.7 ton charter boat into town to refuel. so that gives me confidence in its towing ability.

Now i just have to wait……..
 

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Good luck on haggling. The pioneers have been so hard to come by around here, the dealers are getting full retail.
 

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Good having you aboard SXS
 

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The dealer finally has one in stock, and all assembled…

heading down on Wednesday to check it out:)

Not looking forward to the 6 hr return trip, but at least i get to see one in the flesh and hopefully grab it or get the next one in.

gotta find a way to get back up here after the hand control are installed.
 

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Hopefully it won't be gone by Wednesday. Around here they usually don't stay that long
It shouldn't be, they haven't been promoted here yet. it wasn't even Hondas website yet on the weekend.
 

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Hi SXS when your down there to see the new Pioneer could you look at the serial number for us and post it in this thread please.

http://www.hondapioneerforum.com/forum/honda-pioneer-general-discussion/1361-serial-numbers.html

We are wondering if they are using the same series for serial numbers...
Yup, can do, it should be the same as the USA

I finally got a price today, Retail price with Tax is NZ$21,850( US$17,700)!!!!!

a Little less that what i was thinking, looks like i could afford a few more accessories or a better trailer:)
 
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