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Prior to the official launch of the new Falken Azenis FK510 ultra high performance tyre at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur recently, its local distributor Stamford Tyres (M) Sdn Bhd organised a test drive for the media.
Held on the open tarmac next to the Shah Alam stadium, the session offered the media an opportunity to test and experience the performance of the new FK510. Drawing on the qualities of the renowned FK453 ultra high performance tyre, we were told that the new tyre was extensively tested on the track to ensure that it met the demand of high performance saloons on both dry and wet conditions. This made us even excited in finding out more about the new FK510, on how much it has improved compared to its predecessor and its strengths over the competitive brand.
The test session consisted of slalom driving by instructors, a wet braking test and a short drive on the road around the stadium in cars fitted with different tyres - FK453, a rival tyre and the new FK510. We were told to ‘feel’ and pay attention to the respective tyre performance fitted on the Honda Accords.
In the short slalom course around a set of cones driven by the instructors at about 40kph, the FK510 demonstrated better cornering performance with more grip. We were impressed, thanks to its wide shoulder block that enhanced high-speed cornering and lateral grip to help increase our level of confidence and security as well as safety as a passenger.
It also outperformed the other two tyres with shorter braking distance on the wet surface at 60kph and a more comfortable and quiet drive.
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