Good to see quite a few riders here coming from various VFRs. I don't have any experience with Honda's 90deg V4s, but I've ridden 2 VFR1200F's for some 7yrs. About as bullet proof as they come from Honda.
RC, interested you mentioned EBC HH pads. They are my go to aftermarket brake pads. Last set went on VFR1200F when the OEM pads wore out.
Brake pad material transfer can happen with any brake pad. Some are just more prone than others. Hot disc/pads left standing after a wet ride can be especially bad, sometimes to the point of the pads getting stuck to the rotors. For this reason, I always blow wet brakes (after wash or rainy ride) with compressed air before putting the bike away. I also try not to squeeze the front brake at a redlight for a long time. I either switch to rear brake, or relax the front brake to roll the bike forward/backward a little bit, so the pads re-engage the rotor at a different spot.
Anyhow, sounds like the consensus on N1k is a thumbs up.
'18 Ninja 1000, '18 Street Triple R, '18 KLX250S, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '05 GSXR600 (track)