My new Yamaha t-max 530 is in the house

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by linusje, May 30, 2012.

  1. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    Hello,

    I just recieved my yamaha t-max 530 with some option :

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    Still to come :

    lightech mudguard front , carbon boomerangs side , carbon Y front , lightech carbon swingarm covers
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  2. Hardguy

    Hardguy Adventurer

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    Yamaha F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter scooter! Probably radar gun proof. :eek1
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  3. Chris618

    Chris618 Been here awhile

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    Nice!
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  4. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    It looks great, how's it perform?
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  5. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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    Very nice, love to hear how it compares to the older one, if you've ever ridden one.
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  6. PinkSteel

    PinkSteel Been here awhile

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    You're almost there...

    Now you need a full-on Darth Vadar mask/helmet, a black one-piece riding suit with armor, and a kevlar cape.

    Get a Go-Pro camera, record cage-drivers' astonished reactions, edit a compilation video, and upload it to YouTube.
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  7. gknepper

    gknepper Adventurer

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    I would be tempted to call it 'The Bat Scooter'
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  8. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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    How about a black storm trooper riding suit instead?
    http://udreplicas.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61

    And yes, they have a couple of batman suits too:
    http://udreplicas.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9
    and
    http://udreplicas.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8

    Although I don't think anything tops this:
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  9. vader1

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    Looks like a nice ride.

    The split rear grab rail kind of freaks me out. Looks like you could get pierced in the back if you had a freak accident or something. Is that standard or an aftermarket piece?
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  10. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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  11. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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    linusje? I hate you!
    no plans as of yet to sell the 2012 or 2013 model in the U.S.
    as a current Tmax owner ,, I want one!
    already asked 2 Yamaha dealers to get me one and they told me to get lost
    I hate Yamaha !
    I hate Yamaha Dealers!
    What makes you people in Europe so special that you can get one and we can't?
    Your currency is worthless!
    Oh yea!! I forgot us American's won't look cool riding a scooter!
    I don't want a Burgman!
    I WANT the 530 TMAX!!!

    I want it!
    I WANT IT
    I want it!
    I WANT IT N-O-W
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  12. DarthJ

    DarthJ Been here awhile

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    +1 Put a Batman symbol right on the front!
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  13. Mikegigabyte

    Mikegigabyte Been here awhile

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    I think it looks more like the stealth bomber
    is that radar diffusing paint on the front:1drink
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  14. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    Thanks all.

    My anti radar is Inforad K1.

    I rides like hell....I love it.

    Tacoma........it's a super super super super tmax 530.:wink:
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  15. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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    linusje? you owned the older Tmax in the past? (meaning: how do you know the 530 is faster-quicker)

    here is what I noticed on the changes of the 530:
    final belt drive instead of the enclosed chain drive
    much bigger brake discs with ABS
    thicker seat padding with nice stitching
    ( I always read the reviews of the Tmax owners complainning about the thin seat padding making the seat uncomfortable,,, but I don't have a problem with the stock seat)

    over here in the states Yamaha is running scared about selling too many scooters thinking that would ruin their reputation of selling other models of big cruisers and fast sport bikes because too many people look down on and make fun of scooters, over here is all about image, to pretend you are special and better than everybody else because you ride a big monster cruiser bike that makes a lot of noise,, its not about the joy and fun of riding its only about how tough you look on one!
    I guess Yamaha understands that and caves into the social make up of the typicial guy that wants to buy a bike so Yamaha tells the few like me to get lost and they don't need my money and my business.
    So be it!
    I get very upset watching new guys that just got their first big cruiser bike that can't ride it, then these exact same guys cutting me down and making fun of my Tmax,,,, and those new guys are the customer that Yamaha wants
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  16. vortexau

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    An answer? Unshackle your brand-pref thinking and search-out dealers who will stock the BMW C600 Sport. BMW is not promoting a range of "big monster cruiser bike(s) that makes a lot of noise".

    In Australia - BMW luxury car showrooms will soon see scooters amid the gleaming cars.

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  17. linusje

    linusje Adventurer

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    I previously owned a yamaha tmax 2011 techmax.
    I can not yet compare since I only drove 150 km with my new tmax 530.

    The brakes are very good.

    I have the comfort seat and this one is very comfortable.
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  18. Scot

    Scot Been here awhile

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    Whoa! That's awesome.
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  19. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    I have to say, that is one amazing looking machine! Very, very impressive.
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  20. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    About the same as the old one with a perfomance CVT like the one
    from polini or malossi.
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