I had a 1125r back in 2008 and loved it. 140 hp and that thing would hall balls. why? I figured its a solid motor, seeing as how i ran the piss out of it like a 16yr old on his first bike and never had a single prob from the motor. its built strong and would have no need to go into it and add performance parts. plus you can find them in bike grave yards some what easily, or ebay. my old one is probably still sitting in the bone yard in Austin, TX. they wanted 2,000 for the hole bike a year ago and I figured i'd put the same amount of money in to building an equal power motor. So why not 1125, I say to myself.
the only reason I didn't buy it already is I'm gonna look for something a little less ravaged my mother nature. 4yrs in a junk yard is gotta do some damage.
Oh and I guess its just a cool factor too, having the only one on the block!