Thanks for your update Plucka.
That's a #### of a thing to happen so soon. A bearing is a relative cheap fix provided it comes out easy. The belt id say might be more expensive? (I know its under warranty so price is not your concern). You have been happy with its performance so far so don't be put off my a bad bearing. maybe ask the shop to regrease all the bearing's on the motor and charge it to the Warranty Repair. It shouldn't be a problem.
Ive had guys buy brand new Suzuki dirt bikes and have it in the contract that the steering neck bearings get regreased. - Not a problem from the shop perspective as long as your letting the shop earn some money.....- Support your LOCAL shop!!
For interest to any dirt bike people I never did have that request on a Honda or Yamaha.
Was the shop standoffish or did they own the problem and want to get it fixed ASAP?