Could be just the cams actuating the tappets.
How loud is it? I mean I can hear my valves ticking at idle, but they're not what I'd call loud.
Too be sure, have the valve clearances checked.
The engines are known to be very good at keeping clearances in spec.
My buddy raced his CBR600 F3 the whole season and was at 14,000 RPM all the time.
After season ended, his valves weren't out of spec one bit.
My engine only had one exhaust valve slightly out of spec after 24,000 miles.