My Versys is my first bike. If you are tall enough you should be able to handle it but won't outgrow it. If you aren't tall, it could be a handful and you will drop it. First riders do drop bikes (hell, I am six one and I dropped my Versys). However, the 250s are really easy to ride and they are cheap. The reason they are cheap, used, is because people do outgrow them quickly. If you plan to commit, buy the Versys and you won't regret it. If you aren't sure, the 250 is a great way to go and you can easily resell it.
09 Versys In Go-Fast Green
Acerbis Pro Pack Handguards
Vortex 44T Sprocket
Wolo Bad Boy Air horn
Trackside 12 volt power adaptor