Keep in mind most moving parts take time to break in. Tolerances are on the tight end (save for valvetrain) in the beginning. I don't think I've ever ridden a bike right out of a crate. Most new bike I rode usually had around 15+ miles on it and I'd notice things were stiff, noisy etc. This goes for any new bike manufacturer I've ever ridden. Ride a bike that has at least a few hundred or thousand miles on them and things seem more fluid or easier to live with due to the motor and bike breaking in.
As for the clunky tranny I think it's just a trait of these types of big bikes. If you think these trannies have a clunk to them, you should of ridden my 07 Sportster lol. Ever HD I've ridden has a serious clunk. I don't even think a Victory would register a 2 out of 10 on the HD clunk tranny lol. It's that different relative to having a clunky tranny.
That being said, congrats on te new bike! I'm sure you dealer will take care of you on addressing your concerns. I'm sure you'll warm up to the bike in no time.
06 Jackpot - chrome...the ongoing saga
Ness Flybars / Ness flame grips / Ness slash pipes / Ness intake / Victory flame-stitched Bandit seat / Victory tach / billet Victory mirrors / Victory Premium HID headlight / Lloyds VFC Gen III / debadged w/ custom ghost flame paint / billet oil cooler / MBW rear LED / MBW radius side mount tag / 08+ Victory hydraulic clutch conversion
SOLD - Will miss her dearly!