Vespa Tutorial: Assembly Malossi Multivar 2000

Created by Dietrich Limper at 16:01 on January 25, 2023

In this video, Basti shows you how to install a small but fine tuning part that is the heart of the drive on every automatic scooter: the variator. It determines not only the acceleration and power, but also the smoothness of the bike. In the Variator MALOSSI Multivar 2000 variator incorporates more than ten years of experience from the Italian tuning forge. By using different alloys for the individual components and optimally calculated roller slideways, the power loss of the variator can be reduced by up to 30 %. A must-have for all pilots of 2- and 4-stroke scooters.

The installation of the variator step by step

To make sure you know exactly what Basti is doing in the video, we have provided each step of the assembly with a timecode and a description. We estimate the installation to take about 45 minutes and consider it suitable for beginners. Good luck with the installation and have fun with the variator.

Timecode in the video


0:19 - 0:25

Dismantle air intake variator cover

0:26 - 0:27

Lever off vario cover / clutch nut

0:32 - 0:33

Opening the clutch nut

0:34 - 0:36

Loosen air filter box screws & slide air filter box upwards

0:37 - 0:48

Loosen vario cover screws & remove vario cover

0:52 - 1:07

Loosen belt pulley & removevario (holding tool variomatic)

1:09 - 1:13

Remove clutch bell, clutch & converter(clutch bell holding tool)

1:15 - 1:26

Clamp the torque converter and loosen the large clutch nut(torque converter tool)

1:29 - 1:33

Carefully remove the clutch

1:34 - 1:38

Remove back pressure spring and insert Malossi spring

1:39 - 1:45

Replace clutch and fix nut

1:46 - 1:50

Put theV-belt into the converter and push the converter unit onto the primary shaft.

1:51 - 2:06

Assemble variator Malossi Multivar

2:07 - 2:09

Put the variator on the crankshaft

2:10 - 2:12

Thread in the V-belt at the front and fit the pulley. Caution: Do not squeeze the belt between the variator and the pulley.

2:13 - 2:34

Fit the Vario washers and nut and tighten to approx. 75-83 Nm.

2:35 - 3:05

Fit vario cover (approx. 11-13 Nm)

3:06 - 3:18

Tighten the coupling nut (approx. 53-59 Nm) & put the cover on.

3:19 - 3:30

Fit air intake vario cover

3:31 - 3:42

Tighten air filter box

Video: MOUNTING TUTORIAL variator MALOSSI Multivar 2000 for Vespa & other models

Dietrich Limper
Dietrich Limper

Dietrich Limper works as an editor for SIP Scootershop and also writes for local and national publications. When he's not geocaching, he enjoys the amazing antics of Bayer Leverkusen.