To be honest, I disagree with most posts on here.
I bought a sportsbike for my first bike, I'd never sat on a bike before.. I rode like a lunatic.... at times I crashed, it hurt... I then bought a faster bike, a faster bike, again, I crashed... but lucky I guess at times and in the right place.
Whilst I completely see their point, we're guys, we do stupid shit, we jump dirt bikes, we throw ourselves down racetracks, we ride down mountain on pushbikes, it's what we do, it keeps us alive inside.
Sure, it's not a great learner bike, sure you may get hurt... .but you may not.
Have a little think sometimes, but you know what mate, wear the right gear, get on track and you may just survive with your balls and wallet OK.