holes on cylinders

hello, I just baught a vf1000f and I see a hole on the side of each cylinder. Some liquid is rising from these holes. Is it normal ?
A friend of me said that these holes are used as water evacuation. Is it right ?
Thanks for all information.

francis[:)]

Hi Francis,
Your friend is right there is a hole on both sides of the engine at the base of the vee to let water escape from behind the cast web.ENJOY BIF

Thanks for answer.
Engine is now washed and no more problems.