Welcome, with a caveat: There's really no substitute for experience.
Get yourself a cheap bike, learn to ride, brake, rev match on downchanges, u-turn with your feet on the pegs, lots of emergency stops, negotiating scary corners, etc.
Fall off, drop it at standstill, etc.
An on/off road bike is huge fun and a much safer way to learn what happens when you lock the front (& what to do about it when you do!), wheelspin, etc, etc.
If you try to learn on the RC, you'll 100% drop it on it's side - period. That's the minimum risk. Dropping it slow or fast, it'll cost you a lot to put right properly, or you'll do like so many out there and resign yourself to ill fitting Ebay plastics and maybe come to dislike the bike for the problems that will bring. And it won't only happen once!
Learning on an RC you'll also possibly never learn to ride with any real confidence as the bike will remain intimidating since you'll never have had the experience of learning to ride a smaller and more manageable bike flat out.
Nobody's putting you down for not having experience. We're talking from our own experiences of learning to ride bikes and in some cases seeing what's happened to others that took a shortcut and failed.
I know one guy with a plastic hip in his 20's who thought he could go straight to a big bike but lost confidence on an unexpected tight corner and hit a wall because he panicked.. By the time he's 50 he'll have serious difficulties walking.
Do yourself the favour & start on a smaller bike. In hindsight you'll know it was the right thing.
Euro RC51 SP2: HRC WSB Ti Hi-Level, T1 Airbox & Snorkel, PCIII, Dymag CA5 Carbon Wheels, Ti64 Spindles (F, R & Swing Arm), Mori Link, Maxton GP7 Shock & Ohlins 832 Forks, Brembo GP Calipers & SBK narrow track (F), Braketech Disc (R), Brembo billet Underslung x 2 Brembo RCS, Tyga Triple, 7075 Stem, Probolt Titanium all over, Babyface rearsets, MR Complete Carbon Lineup, Custom Undertail & CBR 1000 LED, Watsen LED Indicators, Harris Brace, Giles clip-ons, Corbin seat, etc. 2013 BOTY.
Last edited by The Stig; 08-30-2011 at 05:54 PM.