For those of you late to the party, the FZ-10 shares a fair amount of DNA with Yamaha’s sportbike wunderkind, the YZF-R1. It has the same basic chassis and 998cc, inline-four engine, though both have been re-tuned, along with the ergonomics, to make the FZ-10 a more productive (see: comfortable) member of society. What this translates to in a track environment is footpeg dragging. Lots and lots of footpeg dragging. It was never once an issue on the street, but it only took a few laps around Fontana, California's Auto Club Speedway until I was consistently playing matchmaker between my pegs and the asphalt. For me, that meant adjusting my riding style, so I leaned farther off the bike in an effort to keep the bike itself more upright. It’s probably how a better rider would have been doing things in the first place, but my strong survival instincts mean I’m a slow learner and not typically inclined to dangle myself off a motorcycle more than necessary.