I wonder how tall that new Indian scout is?
You might go by the library and get this book:
Most MSF courses are based on his work.
Give you something to read over the winter. It's a fun book to read I recommend it to anyone who rides.
Too be honest I would recommend that the two of you buy a used 250-400 cc bike as a learner bike and then keep it as a go to the store motorcycle afterwards. They are just handy as heck to have around.
They are not overly intimidating. They don't weigh much and are remarkably fast in their own right. There is a much better chance of success that way. They can be often had cheaply if you look around on craigslist.
Be sure to take it buy a motorcycle shop to have it checked out before you sign the check. You don't want to buy a future bill, you really want a small trouble free bike.
You will want to find a shop that will check it out before you start looking as getting something in and out of a motorcycle shop can be daunting some times.
These modern high powered bikes are dangerous. They have a lot of power for what they weigh and disregarding that fact will lead you places you don't want to end up.
I'm not saying that you can't do it, just that if you just jump on a full size bike and learn to ride, it won't be near as enjoyable as doing it on something that you can quickly master and not be afraid that you will loose your life or be badly injured should you make a simple mistake. When I learned to ride 48 years ago I made a lot of mistakes and I have made a lot since.
I think you become a better rider faster on a small bike because they are more forgiving when you push them a little too far. You can recover much easier from your misjudgments.
It's supposed to be about having fun after all.
Then it is on to the Vic or the whatever, and you still have this great little run around bike that gets a luggage rack and a milk crate on the back to run to the store on.
My daughter has my 250 right now, but I loved that little bike when it was here. Good cheap fun.
Sorry about the double post. I must have hit post instead of preview.