The ESPIA EPZ provides superb traction even in the harshest weather conditions. Specially designed canyon sipes and a fiberglass-reinforced rubber compound allow the EPZ to “claw” the roughness of ice and stubbornness of snow in a non-studded alternative to the traditional winter tire. The Espia EPZ is the perfect choice capable of conquering mother nature at her worst.
NEW CANYON SIPES TECHNOLOGY
siping inside the block is composed of complex zigzag bodies improving overall grip on snow and ice
offer greater tread rigidity, superior grip and high speed stability
SHOULDER-EDGE WAVE SIPE
provides a stronger resistance to wandering
DUAL-PURPOSE TREAD PATTERN “ICE FACE”
provides for a wider center tread and expanded lateral shoulder area grooves
DUAL-PURPOSE TREAD PATTERN “SNOW FACE”
provides lateral shoulder area grooves which embraces snowpacked roads
maximize hydroplane resistance by channeling water away from the contact patch in wet weather conditions
HIGH TENSION CARCASS
increases handling response and high speed stability
dual tread system with anti-aging agent designed to keep tread surface flexible and reduce aging
FALKEN TIRE, a Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand, was launched in its native country of Japan in 1983 and introduced to the North American market two years later. At its inception, Falken was created as the flagship high performance radial brand under Ohtsu Tire and Rubber. Now, more than two and a half decades later, Falken has become a well-known, stand-alone brand that focuses on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products while utilizing professional motorsports to further develop and improve products for worldwide distribution.
Falken Tire prides itself on its in-house branding and creative capabilities designed to assist the consumer by providing key information on its brand and multiple product lines. The fully staffed advertising department and motorsports team also strive to help Falken Tire fully maximize exposure and build upon its successes through the company’s American Le Mans and Formula Drift programs. Falken’s uncompromising Formula Drift program captured the 2011 championship for the second year in a row, and its ALMS team brought home two wins in the extremely competitive GT class of the American Le Mans Series.
The tire manufacturer also has made great strides in the off-road category, showcasing the capabilities of Falken’s WildPeak All-Terrain tire at multiple events across the country. Falken also serves as the Official Truck Tire of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and enjoys strong ties to Defending Champion Ryan Villopoto.