The Falken FK520 is structurally stronger than the FK510 to improve steering precision and feedback, and is 10 percent lighter to improve unsprung mass and rolling resistance. It also improves dry and wet grip thanks to advanced compounding.
This tire replaced the Falken Azenis FK510.
Tire review data from 7 tire reviews averaging 88% over 13,100 miles driven.
The Azenis FK520 is ranked 3rd of 70 Summer Max Performance tires.
2022 Auto Express Summer Tire Test - 5th of 7 tires
2022-08-29 - Just purchased and ordered 4 Falken Azenis FK520 for my 2015 7 series BMW, and I am fitting them next week. They are replacing my Goodyear asymmetric 2 that handle well but have worn quite badly. My car is a heavy high speed and I go quite fast on the motorway and I cover huge miles.
There are very few reviews on your 520 tire as it is new, and unlike the FK510, the reviews are not as encouraging. Your Azenis older FK510 has much better reviews fantastic grip in wet and dry and a seemingly better and more confident looking tread pattern than this new FK520 tire, and I am wondering whether I have made the right decision. I have read all the advanced tech on the FK520 being stiffer and lighter but I am disappointed that wet braking and handling of the FK520 is lower than the FK510. I always expect that a new developed tire should always be a significant improvement over the old one.
You have extensively tested your FK520 on the race track so please kindly let me know the how performance characteristics of this tire over the FK510.to your reply.
Here at Tire Reviews we've yet to test the new FK520 but we have every confidence in Falken delivering a tire that performs better than its predecessor the FK510. The FK520 has only been in one proper test so far where it still finished ahead of a Pirelli tire so we expect the tire to perform at least as well as the FK510 did when it's tested more in 2023.
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