Falken ZE914

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 81%
Wear 83%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 87%

The Falken ZE914 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken ZE912

This tyre has been replaced by the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun

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Tyre review data from 82 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 799,815 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test - 3rd of 11 tyres

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 11th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - High wear

2013 ACE Summer Touring Tyre Test - 12th of 16 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
265/35 R18 97W          
215/45 R18 93W   C B 71  
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Size Price Range  
205/45 R16 £63.00 - £63.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £70.00 - £74.00 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £71.00 - £71.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £62.00 - £78.00 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 87 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Falken ZE914 Review

Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia Scout 1.6 tdi (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
I've just ordered my 3rd set of Falkens for my car.
I drive approx. 1000 miles a week commuting from Cornwall to Hampshire.
the front set has lasted 30k miles in all weathers & everything from motorway to Cornish lanes. (rears have lasted over 60k but car is FWD)
they are down to the minimum now (1.7mm) and only now am I loosing confidence in them on the wet icy roads. I do drive hard and have every confidence in them hence why I change them I've gone for another set.

if they did motorbike tyres I'd be tempted to fit them to my CBF1000 as well!!
76 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2016   

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Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Impreza (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
First 10.000KM All good - Kind of perfect
The price is really good compared to other brands .
The ride is very pleasant - But after 30.000 KM Year after year The tire out of tread .
The tires I buy are manufactured in Thailand .

So far so good .
1 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2018   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors Pro ceed (215/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 19,000 spirited miles
Its the second car of the family i get the 914s...
On mine ,they lasted (they are still on...) 35K km....the first 25K km they were great!
Absolutely magnificent in dry conditions
-they followed a set of falken fk 451,a set of yokohama s drive(worst tyre ever) and one of barum bravuris 2...the 914 outperformed all of them easily...great tyre on dry conditions even when pushed...the car is often driven to its limits when dry,in fast tight roads with hairpin turns
When wet the tyres are also pretty good...especially when in their prime and if you are careful with the midterm back and front change of the tyres,the handle nice and the stop accurately...no aquaplanning at all...
But...after 25K the change their behavior a bit and you start to notice a change in thw wet ...they slip a bit and you should be more careful than before....after 30K they need to be replaced

Their lifetime is around 30K kms with a playful driving....
My father who drives like a 60yo...got them replaced at 60K kms (2.5years) with no problem at all...

The final verdict is that its a great tyre...it gives you a sense of security and it comes in great price too...i would buy it again if the price wont go up like its heard
7 - tyre reviewed on August 29, 2017   
BMW (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
Bought these due to the relative good reviews. No complains about the costs and wear, they are ok. They fall a bit small around my 18" rims, the Vredestein Sessantas stuck out a bit more so curbs are a real pain when parking.
Biggest complain is the tyre cupping on the front. Car is perfect alignet, been checked twice. Also the suspension components are ok. Rear 255/35 ZR 18 are still ok. Both tires have still lots of tread left, but the noise is awfull so I will change the fronts with Michelins next summer.
36 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2016   

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