Congrats on the bike
My fav color combo for the line.
Like it better than my Grey/Green GT.
Not that my GT don't look fine....
Regarding being a new rider and using this bike to take your first rider training class.... aah....
I've owned MANY different bikes over my 57 years, including my current 2003 K1200GT and a 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650. R1200GSs, R1200RTs, Hondas, a Kaw 650, a few Suzukis, and others.
Knowing what I know now, of all of them, the K1200GT, would be the last of the bunch that I would chose to take a beginner class on.
With my 2002 R1150RT being a close second to last.
The K1200RS is heavy, and has fairly low and narrow bars that compromise low speed steering leverage and overall low speed control and comfort.
Fine bike, don't get me wrong...
A real high speed mile muncher...can be fun on the twistees provided one respects it's size, weight and somewhat unique braking system.
Don't you know someone with a nice KLR / Vstrom / or any small displacement Japanese standard that you could borrow for the course?
In any event, nice bike. Enjoy