So with Japan putting the brakes on big-bore cruisers, let's look to Europe. Of course, there's the Triumph Rocket III Roadster ($15,700) and its massive, 2,294cc three-cylinder powerplant. Moto Guzzi made waves a few years back when it released its sexy California 1400, a phenomenal cruiser with style, performance, and handling that rivaled most anything on Harley's showroom floor—and everyone else's. That cruiser has evolved into four distinct models: the classic Eldorado ($16,490), the touring California ($18,490), the blacked-out Audace ($16,390), and the sporty MGX-21 bagger ($21,990). As long as we're in Italy, we'd be remiss not to mention Ducati's ridiculously awesome power cruiser, the Diavel (from $19,195). If you're in the market for a bruiser like Harley-Davidson's dear, departed V-Rod, look no further.