Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: tallahassee, FL 32303
well...what year R6? new one? i hope not...for your wallet's sake. the 600's are getting more-and-more powerful (peeky, twitchy engine) and more-and-more lighter. i wouldnt go for a new r6 as a first bike, but...im not you. some people here have started out on older 600s and they've been fine. they're a better route because they're cheaper, slower, and heavier.
make sure to wear all of your gear, and get frame sliders...best of luck to you