This is indeed my first bike. I've never ever ridden a bike before this one. It's not worth buying something small and getting sick of it, so I decided on this one.
It's no problem learning on this bike, you just can't be an idiot on it, or else you will eat the pavement in a hurry.
I've only been on the bike maybe 4 times then I had to put it away for winter, but I have gotten it up to 180 km/h and feel totally comfortable.