Established in 1983, Japanese brand Falken is a solid mid-range tyre choice for many motorists. Falken Tyres has strong links with many areas of motorsport. The company cites research and development from different racetrack environments as key influences on its design of tyres for road-going passenger cars.
In recent years, a range of manufacturers in the company's homeland of Japan have awarded Falken original equipment status. Among them are Subaru, Suzuki and Nissan.
Why choose Falken Tyres?
Falken has been manufacturing tyres for over 30 years and is the sixth largest tyre manufacturer in the world. It uses its extensive racetrack experience to develop innovative, hard-wearing and high-quality tyres for the road.
It is therefore no surprise that Falken’s reputation centres on its ability to provide reliable mid-range tyres for affordable prices.
Falken Tyre Awards
In its 2018 Summer Tyre Test, German motor magazine Auto Bild rated Falken's new Ziex ZE310 EcoRun as ‘Exemplary’. The tyre scored particularly well with regards to aquaplaning, corner aquaplaning and mileage. It also received a ‘2+’ rating for wet and dry braking, dry handling, ride comfort, pass-by noise and cost-performance ratio.
In Test World’s Summer Tyre Test, the new Azenis FK510 scored an impressive 9.0 out of 10. Handling, breaking performance, aquaplaning, noise class and rolling resistance were all evaluated at the Finnish test track. The Azenis FK510 came in at an impressive fourth place out of 16 tyres tested.
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The Falken Range
The Ziex ZE914 tyre combines sporty performance with comfort and economy. In most sizes, this tyre scores ‘A’ or ‘B’-ratings for wet grip. Volkswagen recently announced that it will be fitting it to many Passat models in both standard and ‘Ecorun’ formats. This tyre is competitively-priced compared to many branded rivals. It features a relatively hard compound, which gives it increased durability and provides high standards of handling response. The Ziex ZE912 is effectively the same tyre but designed for use on smaller cars, including hatchbacks and small saloons.
Both tyres have scored well in customer reviews for their long life and wet-weather performance and are available in run-flat formats.
Falken has designed its Sincera range of tyres for small city cars and family hatchbacks. Volkswagen have factory-fitted Falken Sincera tyres to their Up! city car. These tyres are designed to offer economy, comfort and safety to drivers of similarly-sized cars. They feature a new silica compound, designed to offer increased grip and performance in the wet and a longer tyre life.
Falken EuroAll Season
The EuroAll Season is a new tyre from Falken, designed for year-round use. It offers high levels of braking and cornering performance in dry and wet conditions alike. Falken has built this tyre with an all-new rubber compound which features extra silica to provide exceptional grip and handling on wet roads. It also offers traction and safer braking in light snow and has a special sidewall ingredient to prolong tyre life through changing seasons.
Falken's winter tyres
Falken has two tyre ranges for winter weather. The EuroWinter range provides impressive grip and handling response in rain, ice, snow and freezing temperatures.
Falken has designed the highly-specialised Espia range to cope with the harshest, most severe Nordic winter conditions.