Bon jour Azoulay !!
Had a talk with Art the Sales guy at Yamaha Square in CNX and he answered as follows:
New 2014 model will be available in their shops approximately end of December 2013 or early January 2014, I would rather wait for Jan.2014 and look what they will do with next years price......
I insisted on an answer concerning ABS but after a while was told that they import the Canadian Specs. Model WITHOUT ABS.
Because of this I told him that I will not buy a new one (530 model) as for >/= THB 500k I would expect ABS anyway.
I myself now got a second hand one (500/non-ABS) in Phuket for a real good value. You can find some sometimes for THB 300-400k at Bahtsold.com; or someone knows a Thai site where they sell them. It's not a very 'easy to find' second hand bike because mainly of its price I think. If you are looking for one I recommend to contact Nut at Pistonshop in CNX, he always comes across some Thai guys who would like to sell for reasonable prices, just honour his efforts with some 'tip' as he is really helpful.
Have not ridden the 530 model yet but I think the difference in performance is minimal as the T-Max strong points always have been its design, bike-like handling and build quality. I always liked them as I got one for returning home once I had the FJR on service, took the white-reddish one up to Doi Angkhang and C'rai
and via Phayao back to CNX on one of these days and must admit that by then my thoughts were: if I ever sell the FJR I will buy a T-Max. After a little while it does a 165km/hr but the acceleration inbetween 30-140 is absolutely stunning. It handles very well through the mountain-twisties and does also very well with a passenger, now it's an older scooter already but it still is a marvel in its class. In Europe also tried SYM's and Burgman 650 but as I always have been a Yamaha guy I now am the proud owner of one, just have a look at the sticky post: What bikes do you actually ride.
Mine has also a full Akrapovich exhaust/header/cat system and trough this a real throaty sound. It's main advantage to all its 400 cc rivals is that it has 2 cylinders; runs much more vibration free and smooth and is suited for longer tours with conervative speeds although coming now into age.
I am just sorry that they do not import the X-Max 400 into LOS, had a try on one this year in Europe and must admit that this new scooter nearly matches the performance of the 500 and the looks are stunning.
there's plenty of accessoiries for the T-Maxes available but quite pricey but anyway you are still returning to France sometimes and Fleabay, local dealers there are a good option. BTW yes the Max is beltdriven, I would go for the 2008-2011 models as more 'smooth design' than the old one.
Yamaha Riders Club: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.th/ridersclub/Spec_TMAX.aspx
, still priced at THB 525k, should get a little cheaper in early 2014 anyway