Azenis FK450 A/S: First Falken UHP All-Season Tire
The Falken Azenis FK450 A/S is Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.’s first ultra-high performance all-season tire.
Sumitomo executives officially launched the FK450 A/S, along with three other tires, at an ongoing ride-and-drive in Phoenix, Ariz., which began last week.
Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich is showcasing each tire in a special four-part report. In our March 10, 2016, Web story, we showcased the WildPeak A/T3W. On March 11, we wrote about the WildPeak M/T.
The new Azenis tires were pitted against the company’s high performance all-season tire, the Falken Ziex ZE950 A/S.
Although the Ziex version performed well, the Azenis FK450 A/S gave me better feedback and confidence.
The FK450 A/S is specifically designed for late model premium sport coupes and sedans. Using Falken Tension Control Technology, engineers achieved “an excellent balance of handling, high-speed stability and confident all-weather traction.”
The tire is available in 48 sizes, all backed by a 50,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
205/50ZR16 87W 205/55ZR16 91W
215/50ZR16 XL 97W 225/50ZR16 92W
205/45ZR17 XL 88W 205/50ZR17 XL 93W
215/45ZR17 XL 91W 215/50ZR17 XL 95W
215/55ZR17 94W 225/45ZR17 XL 94W
225/50ZR17 XL 98W 225/55ZR17 97W
235/45ZR17 XL 97W 235/50ZR17 96W
235/55ZR17 99W 245/40ZR17 91W
245/45ZR17 XL 99Y 245/50ZR17 99W
215/45ZR18 XL 93W 225/40ZR18 XL 92Y
225/45ZR18 XL 95 Y 225/50ZR18 95W
235/40ZR18 XL 95Y 235/45ZR18 XL 98W
235/50ZR18 97W 235/55ZR18 100W
245/40ZR18 XL 97Y 245/45ZR18 XL 100Y
245/50ZR18 100W 245/55ZR18 103W
255/35ZR18 XL 94Y 255/40ZR18 XL 99Y
265/35ZR18 XL 97Y
225/45ZR19 XL 96Y 235/40ZR19 XL 96W
245/40ZR19 XL 98Y 245/45ZR19 XL 102Y
255/35ZR19 XL 96Y 255/40ZR19 XL 100Y
255/45ZR19 XL 104Y 275/35ZR19 XL 100Y
245/35ZR20 XL 95Y 245/45ZR20 XL 103Y
255/35ZR20 XL 97Y 255/45ZR20 101Y
The Azenis FK450 A/S was first introduced at the Falken dealer meeting last October ("Falken Rolls Out 4 New Tires; 8 More to Come").
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