Falken Azenis FK453
The Falken Azenis FK453 is the successor to the popular FK452. It is a high-performance summer tyre that Falken have described as “the ambitious outcome of decades of racing experience.”
The Azenis FK453 has a shorter breaking distance than its predecessor. It also offers increased stability at high speeds and when cornering, thanks to its rigid outer walls.
Moreover, the Azenis FK453’s silica-enriched compound helps increase traction and grip in both wet and dry conditions. In addition to this, the innovative tread design, featuring sipes and three wide grooves running around the tyre's circumference, helps to remove water more efficiently and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
The EU tyre labelling authorities have rated the Azenis FK453 between C and F for fuel efficiency and between A and B for wet braking (depending on tyre size).
Falken Azenis FK453 Features
- Silica-enriched compound for increased grip on wet and dry roads
- Rigid carcass to ensure high-speed stability
- Improved aquaplane resistance
- Reduced rolling noise for a more enjoyable ride
Falken Azenis FK453 Sizes
The Azenis FK453 is available in a wide range of sizes for speed ratings W and Y.
Falken Azenis FK453 Tests and Reviews
In Auto Zeitung’s 2014 Summer Tyre Test, the Azenis FK453 came sixth out of twelve tyres tested. It was consequently labelled as ‘Highly Recommended.’
Following on from this, the Azenis FK453 came sixth out of eight tyres tested in the 2015 Australian Motor 235/35 R19 Tyre Test.
Most recently, it came sixth out of eight tyres in Sport Auto’s UHP Summer Tyre Test. It was commended for its braking performance on wet and dry roads, its impressive handling in dry conditions and the low level of noise it created.
The Falken Azenis FK453 has impressed to such a level that it has won original equipment approval for the VW Polo.
Falken Azenis FK453 Run-Flat
Falken have developed a Run-Flat version of this highly popular tyre. Combining the Azenis FK453’s performance with Falken’s NEO-T01 Run-Flat technology, this tyre offers improved driving safety and provides the driver with peace of mind. With the Azenis FK453 Run-Flat, the driver should not lose control of their vehicle, even after a blow-out. They also know they can finish their journey or continue driving to a safe and convenient location to replace their tyre, even at zero pressure.