Under the bed is a relatively basic
liquid-cooled motor that drives the rear
wheels via a chain drive. It is only 2WD.
In addition to the liquid-cooling, it has
electronic fuel injection. Power is delivered via a CVT that has reverse, neutral, and low and high range. Despite
the tech features, the tiny motor is
moving a 750-pound machine and its
passengers, so performance is leisurely. In fact, we never used high range.
For 2017 the gearing was lowered
33 percent, and that makes us wonder
how it ever used high range at all. In
our opinion, high range should be what
low range is now, and there should be
a vastly lower overall gearing in low
range. We saw 40 mph indicated on a
packed dirt road in low range.
The Sector’s CVT doesn’t have park
mode. When you park the car, there is
a hand-operated parking brake high on
the left-side dash. The parking brake
holds the machine extremely well. You
release the brake by depressing a button atop the park lever.
Engine braking is enthusiastic,
and the brakes are smooth and controllable with plenty of power for the
weight and size of the machine. It has
disc brakes on the front wheels, plus
a single disc on the solid rear axle.
Acceleration in mild is enough for the
youth drivers the machine is aimed at,
or for the person looking for a small
helper vehicle around the homestead.
You needn’t worry about anyone rip-
ping up the place or doing jumps with
power this modest. At the same time,
we had guys who were 6-foot-plus
and over 200 pounds in the machine.
It was tight, but fine for what we would
put the machine to use for.
You will want to shy away from
steep grades or deep sand. When the
ground is hard, the little Sector has
a minimal effect on the terrain surface where a larger, more powerful
machine might rut the area up.
The fit and finish of the machine
is nice, with durable graphics, glossy
plastic and even metal kick plates on
the door sills. The dash is clean, but it
does have a significant array of switches to engage the lights, high and low
beams, hazard lights, turn signals and
A driver slightly over 6 feet tall will fit
in the tiny Sector, but there isn’t much
room left over. The tiny machine handled
this steep descent with no problem.