You're right - it would bug me to have to deal with warranty issues like that. You have the bike now. The good news is, "apparently", specialized are very good warranty support. "Apparently" they will warranty the new motor for a further two years! I have never heard of a warranty like that before - but at least one member here has said that. If that is true it would be amazing. The other thing I read somewhere here, is that if you have to replace a motor out of warranty, that specialized do some sort of subsidizing on the new motor. I wouldn't buy into specialized until I knew exactly what the warranty deal is, but it is looking like the best of a bad deal for you.I would say with the experience I have had up to now, few months with the Levo I don't know if I would buy again. Don't get me wrong I have truly enjoyed riding the bike and more so after the fork 35 Gold was replaced (Warranty) and changed to a Lyrik and new SLX 4 piston brakes, transformed the bike performance. Now I have the motor problem, which will need replacing. in my thoughts now, will I need to replace the new motor in the future, who knows. Everything is under warranty but is all the annoying process that you have to go through and most important you are missing out on riding. I would probably have had the same or more satisfaction with any other emtb without all the problems. I would also advice to buy the a bike from LBS or very near from one lives as in my case all problems become more difficult as the bike shop I bought the bike is 4 hours away. After the motor is replaced I will check if the warranty can be transferred to a specialized dealer in Scotland.