5'10" newbie on a F800GSA? You will be on your toes (or flat-footing just one side), a situation that's best handled with some experience under your belt. A few low speed drops will ensue, guaranteed.
On the other hand, the GSAs (both the 800 and the 1200) come with lots of crash protection from the factory, so the damage will be mostly cosmetic.
2012 R1200GS TB
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.