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Falken launches Azenis FK520

Falken shares that it has launched a new range of UHP tyres for performance and SUV applications.

Reinforced with Aramid, just like its race-winning motorsport tyres, Falken says the Azenis FK520 is structurally stronger to provide greater stability and more precise steering behaviour.

By using the latest construction techniques, Falken says it has reduced the weight of the tyre by 10 per cent in comparison with its predecessor. Thanks to its lower weight, the unsprung mass and rolling resistance are reduced, improving fuel efficiency.

The Falken Azenis FK520 will be available from spring 2022 and will initially come in 81 sizes, ranging from 17 to 21 inches, for cars and powerful SUVs. All tyres in the series are authorised for speed category Y (300 km/h).

Falken further boasts that the new tyre excels in both wet and dry conditions. As the flagship of the range, Falken says it developed a new ‘Diamond Cut’ tread for the Azenis FK520.

The tyre maker used advanced 4D nano-simulation technology from Japan to help with the development of the Diamond Cut tread block edges and the integrated noise reduction elements.

According to Falken, the arrangement of these small indentations causes tiny turbulences which effectively reduce the rolling noise synonymous with UHP tyres. An optimised road contact area helps to ensure they wear evenly and improves road contact.