I think this is a very interesting perspective.... and on an 800, you'll likely creep up that hill, unless you're a master of corner speed, because T7 is a sharp right hander at the end of the straight. Most people overbrake the turn, are in too high a gear and putt-putt up the hill...
Generally people always say its easier to learn on a smaller bike, but you can definitely power your way thru stuff on a bigger bike. There have been a few times I've been on my 1299 in wrong gear and it didn't matter. When I ride my 690 KTM, it very much matters. I think the biggest risk of learning on a big machine is that it doesn't force you to learn shifting and speed management as well but it certainly has its advantages, especially on hilly courses which we have here in the northeast (Palmer, Tamworth).