Falken Azenis FK510 Review
If you don’t count a few of Falken’s street-legal race tires, the Azenis FK510 is the brand’s most extreme summer performance tire, for use on everything from sports cars to SUVs.
- Fantastic dry grip
- Great price point
- Quiet ride
- No milage guarantee
- Not as comfortable as some competitors
For maximum dry and wet weather grip, the Azenis FK510 makes use of a new tread compound that has been engineered at the molecular level to perform in variable conditions.
In the dry, this extremely grippy compound with a UTQG rating of 300 gives the tire incredible handling capability and stopping grip. A center tread section has mild siping and still delivers excellent turn-in response. Those tread blocks can lock together under hard braking for added rigidity when required.
The next tread row towards the inside of the tire looks rather unassuming with a long line of small squares, but look closely and you’ll see the slits between them actually show all the blocks are connected in the center. This allows for water evacuation and more biting edges, while still delivering the impressive stability you expect in a high-performance tire.
To evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning there are four circumferential grooves, although to be fair, only three of them are particularly wide. The fourth groove, located towards the outside of the tire actually mimics the design of the shoulder tread, with lateral channels to force water away, while the giving the tire an even more robust outside section to withstand extreme cornering and deliver the performance you demand.
I terms of drawbacks for this tire, it doesn’t come wth any sort of a milage guarantee. That’s not completely unusual for a UHP tire. Still, we’d like to see one. Also, it can be difficult to combine great lateral grip and a comfortable ride and we think the tire could focus a touch more on comfort. Still, for what you get and the impressively affordable price point, it’s hard to argue with an ultra high performance tire that delivers value too.
Falken Azenis FK510 Price
Pricing for the Falken Azenis FK510 starts at roughly $110 for a 17-inch size and goes up to approximately $275 for a 22-inch tire. Azenis FK510 SUV tires start slightly higher and top out at a slightly less-expensive price point due to a size range of 18- to 22-inches, and retail for roughly $165 to $265.
Falken Azenis FK510 Warranty
Falken does not offer a mileage guarantee for the Azenis FK510 tire. It is, however, covered by the brand’s road hazard protection plan that includes a free replacement for tires damaged from things like potholes or nails, for two years or the first 2/32-inch of tread life, whichever comes first. The road hazard plan does not include the cost of mounting and balancing.
Falken Azenis FK510 Sizes
Falken Azenis FK510 SUV Sizes
What Vehicles Does the Falken Azenis FK510 Fit on?
Below is a list of popular performance models the FK510 fits on.
- BMW M3, M4
- Ford Mustang
- Scion FR-S
- Subaru BRZ
- Audi S4
- Lexus IS F
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Mazda RX-8
- Honda S2000
- Porsche Macan
- BMW X5
- Audi Q5
- Porsche Cayenne
- Range Rover Sport
- Tesla Model S
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Ford Edge
- Maserati Levante
- Jaguar E-Pace
How long do Falken Azenis FK510 tires last?
As these are summer performance tires and tend to get driven hard Falken doesn’t provide any guidance on a tire life. Based on a survey on user reviews, as well as a UTQG rating of 300 expect to get approximately 35,000 miles on a set.
Is the Falken Azenis FK510 a runflat tire?
A run-flat version of the Azenis FK510 is offered in some markets, however the FK510 on sale in North America does not offer run flat technology.
Is the Falken Azenis FK510 any good in winter?
As an ultra high performance summer tire the Azenis FK510 is not designed for operation at or below freezing temperatures. In fact, it loses traction considerably below 45 degrees Fahrenheit and should be swapped out for winter or all-season tires.