The Diavel definitely stretches the definition of "cruiser." Luckily, it stretches it in the preferred direction, with a wickedly fast? yet perfectly tractable "11-degree" Testastretta Ducati V-Twin housed in a chassis that nicely splits the difference between laid-back and poised-for-action, and that doesn't bow and scrape for mercy at the first sign of Earth curvature. This one's bipolar: You can cruise or you can cruise; the Diavel is there for you either way. It's so fresh that we're only worried it might be a long time before any new cruiser steps up to depose it. A definite shock to the system that the system needed. For the second year in a row.