Engineered with the latest in tire technology and racing
performance, the recently released Azenis FK453 is Falken Tires newest ultra-high performance summer tire. Designed
for drivers of luxury sport coupes and high-end sedans, the FK453 is built to provide not only a high level of
performance, but a more comfortable ride as well.
The tread sports an all-new High Polymer Silica Compound that is made to provide
increased grip and traction for drivers who enjoy more spirited driving. An asymmetrical tread pattern combines
with larger outside shoulder blocks to further provide additional cornering grip and better overall braking
abilities. A side benefit to this is that it also lowers road noise.
For driving on wet roads the tire's three circumferential grooves move water from
under the tread, resulting in less risk of hydroplaning and enhanced handling, as well as added confidence behind
Inside the tread you'll find twin steel belts and a Rayon Construction, which
helps the tire maintain its shape and gives it added strength and stability at higher speeds.
Dry and wet surface traction are excellent
Cornering grip is very good
Comfort and overall ride quality is among best in its
Falken's newest summer ultra-performance tire is a winner when it comes to
performance. You can tell by looking at the aggressive tread design that this tire is going to give you seat of
your pants cornering power and better stability in straight line acceleration, which it certainly does not
What you might not expect though is how quiet and comfortable the tire is when you
are on the highway or just driving around town. The biggest negative with this tire is its treadlife. Far too many
drivers have complained of getting only 10K-20K miles from the tread.
Overall, the performance with the FK453 is certainly worth the lower price point
in spite of the lower treadlife expectantcy. If you are driving a high-end sports car, this FK453 is a
worthwhile option in new tires.