++1Welcome! Like you, I'm new to motorcycling and have the 2011 CBR250R in black. Enjoy the learning experience, read "Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough, and be safe!
FYI--Nice helmet. IMHO I wouldn't hang it on the handlebars, a fall from as little as 4 ft. can damage the protective interior, even if you can't see any exterior damage. Just hoping to save you a little $ and a lot of hurt.