I'll update this further as I get some seat time... but I took delivery today of a TMAX 530 which I ordered immediately after getting my learner's bike licence. I was looking at several bikes before deciding on the TMAX 530. My first issue was that there were really none to be seen anywhere at all. No dealer stocked one on their showroom floor so I couldn't see it in person let alone ride it. And they are next to non-existent on the streets. The dealer said he'd sold around 3 TMAX 530s in the last year to people up and down the northern NSW up to Sunshine coast but knew of no owners in Brisbane. When he inquired with Yamaha Australia he was told only 6 Iron Max versions had made it to Australia in the last 6 months and that it was unlikely that any more would. I decided to put in an order anyway and after a week I was told that the next container would contain my bike but that would be up to three months away for delivery. To give you an idea of my tastes I had ordered a Tesla S 2 years ago and now drive a Lexus hybrid. I inquired with Zero Motorcycles and the Gold Coast distributor had none in stock and really had no clue. I left my number with them and got no calls back. The cheapest viable option was around $23k anyhow. By this point I was strongly considering the Yamaha MT-07 LAMS. And that's when I found the TMAX on Yamaha's website and it really seemed to be the thing I was looking for. When I discovered it was Europe's best selling maxi-scooter and started reading reviews / watching Youtube I was convinced it was what I wanted. So I dropped a deposit down at the dealer. On Monday I got the call and today it's home! I know it's not every rider's cup of tea but the TMAX is in a different league to most scooters. I'm looking forward to posting more on it once I get it outside. In Iron Max guise it looks fantastic. The "Liquid Darkness" paint job really is like nothing I have seen before. It's matte and yet it has a metallic flake like shine which changes in different lighting. Very nice. The gold touches are neither here nor there for me but definitely don't look out of place. When you're sitting on the seat it's small - just like any other scooter in terms of comfort. No back aching leaning - very upright - for my height of 185cm everything is in place. The forward foot plates have less side support but work. I'm really waiting for the weekend to be able to take it out for the first time and will post further impressions then.