If this really is your first bike, I can guarantee your going to drop it, and your going to crash. There's no way around that. I would never use the RC51 as my very first bike to learn on. They're not beginner bikes.
Do yourself a huge favor, buy a cheap bike that you're not all that attached to to begin learning.
For instance, my daughter was 24 when she started riding for the first time. We bought a 92 CBR 600 F2. It was high milage, looked good, wasn't nearly as powerful as the 1000's, and it was cheap. It turned out to be a great beginner bike for her.
I myself only started riding about 10 years ago, but I got about 3 years of dirt biking on a 250 and worked up to a 450 before I went to street bikes.
I'm not saying to get rid of your RC51, I'm just saying, it's not a very good choice for a total beginner.