As far as I've seen on these forums, all the Vs have that clunk into first. I've been running Amsoil AMO 10W-40 and Mobil 1 4T oils with good results. Most shifts are much smoother now than they were with the factory fill. Nothing I've seen suggests that the longevity of the transmission will be affected by the shifting.
2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 - 20,500 miles
2000 Volvo V70XC 2.4T - 258,000 miles