Seriously, listen to the motor carefully. If you hear something that doesn’t sound right, shut it down and contact your local Honda motorcycle dealer. Why? Because Honda has recalled VFR 1200F models in Europe for a potentially serious build defect. On a handful of models, aluminum shavings were discovered in the engine post-sale. In a worst case scenario, these shavings could ultimately cause engine failure, which can be potentially deadly on a motorcycle at speed.
To date, Honda has recalled models in the UK, France and Italy only, and the manufacturer is convinced that they’ve isolated the problem to a specific serial number sequence. Still, I always prefer to err on the side of caution, so if you hear something from your motor that doesn’t sound like it should, get it looked at. Likewise, if you find any metal shavings in your oil, get in touch with your dealer ASAP.