Makes no difference with the VFR... it's still not new rider friendly. They're heavy, have heavy steering at slow speeds, have very expensive fairings (and matching expensive insurance). Very much not a confidence inspiring bike when it comes to a new rider. You Might be able to get on it and manage to not fall down, but there's a HUGE difference between "not falling down" and being a Capable and Competent rider.
Pick your first bike so you can learn to ride. A small, easy to handle, easy to ride motorcycle is like making sure you have a superb foundation before building a house. They're never fancy, no one notices them, but without that foundation, no house is going to stay standing for very long. Same with your riding, build the skills and ability and you can move on to any bike you like with confidence later in your riding career.