Shop mechanics of all makes, and types of vehicle, are the last to ever admit something isn't right, unless it's plainly broken. I am the OP on this thread, yet it's never bothered me; I was just curious as to what it may be. Seems to be the VTEC, VVT, whatever the variable valve timing is called. It's become a game now to see when I can trigger the pop, and at what revs.2020 R1250GSA
Brand new. I hear the same popping sound you are all describing. It’s most audible when I’m running a constant speed/rpm then slowly work the throttle back and forth. When I took it back to the dealer and described the sound they took it for a test ride. When they got back they didn’t acknowledge hearing the popping, they just said the bike is running perfectly.