Hmmm...guess I will go against the grain and disagree with the initial post. First off this thing had been debated about a gazillion times, and I don't think there IS a "right advice" or "right method" for first bike purchase. If you're an idiot rider and you buy a Busa, you will ALSO be an idiot if you buy a 125 Honda. Riding a 125 or any other bike for a year or two and then "moving up" to a Busa just means there's a delay before you are an idiot riding a Busa
If you have ZERO experience riding ANY motorcycle, or even a bicycle, then definitely you need some kind of training. I am also NOT going to jump on the MSF training bandwagon or the Code or other school recommendations. Many of those schools train you on how to drive a RACE bike on a RACE TRACK and have little to do with street driving. MSF is good IF you can get in for a course. Some areas are booked up straight through till November. I did my training in the local shopping plaza parking lot on Sundays. And learning on the bike you are gonna drive is a LOT different than learning on some powerless one-lunger and then hopping on a Busa.
On that Busa you KNOW it cost you close to $10,000 and you WILL be careful about what you do on it. Unless Daddy bought it for you
A LOT of knowing how to ride a bike of ANY kind is the maturity of the rider. Not maturity as in age, but maturity as in HOW you ride the bike. A mature person will KNOW in advance what his limitations are and take whatever steps are necessary to get those limitations corrected or improved upon. An immature person will become a statistic...no matter WHAT he is riding or driving. Thinning the herd, sorting out the wheat from the chaff, only the strong survive, there's lots of descriptions for it. But I don't think advice from anyone is really going to have much effect in the long run.