I recently purchased my first motorcycle which is also the first one I've ever ridden. A 2011 CBR 250R. I bought it one month ago from the local Honda dealership and so far after putting 500+ miles on it I have not wrecked or tipped it over (though it did tip against my house when a storm hit. Not a scratch though).
So far I'm very pleased with my bike, this forum has been a great resource as well on common issues such as the plastic covers around the fearing rattling at 5k rpms and shifting issues. I will as soon as this bike is paid off be graduating myself to a 600rr.