I've owned Harley's and have a couple of metric cruisers...smaller ones, but they are considered cruisers. Definitely a different ride, but they are all good.
I love my 919 for the power and agility. Never had a cruiser that could corner decent...but that's not what they are about.
2007 CB900F 919
2004 Honda Trike
2000 Honda Sabre 1100
1998 Kawasaki Vulcan
1975 Norton 850 Commando
1967 Triumph Bonneville
1987 CBR600 Hurricane RR Conversion
1990 CBR600 Hurricane White Gray
1988 CBR600 Hurricane Red Black