I haven't read the manual, yet...and may not...but, if Honda recommends changing your filter every other time, there's a good reason for it.
Filters get more efficient as they are used, and the measured Insoluables can actually be lower toward the end of the second change than they were at the end of the first change. The only problem of waiting that long is if you're keeping them in for a couple of years at a time, that's not advised as degredation of the filter material can occur due to the acids, etc.
As someone that has done a lot of experimentation with oil and filters, I'm changing the oil sooner than recommended on my motorcycles (due to shearing, but, not on the first oil change...I think I waited until 550 miles), but, leaving the filter in.
In my cars, some of them go three oil change intervals with the same oil filter, and some of them go three times the recommended oil change interval. Only experienced Tribologist's input should be trusted when you start going that far out of the standard recommendations.