Excellent first bike! You will have a blast on the 250r. If you ride around town, a smaller bike is much better than a 600cc super sport. Scooters (Vespas & other Chinese food delivery Japanese scooters) are much much much quicker where I live compared to someone on a Honda 1,000RR.
Make sure you buy armor. Bring the 250r to the track and learn how to drag your knee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQAMnD13AwI