Azenis FK450 A/S: First Falken UHP All-Season Tire

March 15, 2016

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.

16 inches

205/50ZR16 87W          205/55ZR16 91W

215/50ZR16 XL 97W     225/50ZR16 92W

225/55ZR16 95W

17 inches

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

255/40ZR17 94Y

18 inches

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

19 inches

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

285/35ZR19 99Y

20 inches

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").

For more in-depth information on Falken's latest tires, check out these links:

"Sumitomo Introduces 4 Tires; First Up Is the Wildpeak A/T3W."

"New Wildpeak M/T Completes Falken LT Line."