decent bike, shouldn't be to much power plus I am sure you won't get to tired of it right away. I would buy a used one if I were you. You may end up dropping it and it's always more painful to see a new bike go down. To each their own... get what your comfortable with, don't be too worried about looks right now until you get the skill to match. Other bikes to consider are. Kawasaki ex250 and ex500.
Good luck, I am sure lost of people on this site will be more than helpful.
Last thing, get gear...
At minium get a helmet, riding jacket w/ armor, gloves, boots with ankle protection or any high to medium high work boots.