I've been told that if you go with a full synth. oil it will help that out some. I haven't tried it yet myself. But for the most part this is just a Victory trait.
I asked one of the guys that takes the demo trucks around with all of the bikes about them shifting hard and I thought he summed it up pretty well. He said, Yes, our bikes may shift a little harder then others but they never break down. Couldn't argue with him on that point.