Well, I got my bike's initial 1000km service this morning and took it out for a spin for a few hours. Went to White Rock then downtown Vancouver before heading home. But at the corner of Robson and Denman BOOM, bike dies, won't startup again. I had to walk to from the middle of the intersection a couple of blocks to the Chevron on Georgia. At first I thought I ran out of gas (reserve light was flashing for a while) - but I filled it up and it still wouldn't start. Then after pushing the ignition button a few times, the engine stopped turning altogether (only the ignition switch was clicking) and the clock reset itself everytime I tried to start it.
So, I checked the battery level and it was reading only 10 volts, so I'm assuming a cell or something collapsed (my bike was running fine for the previous 5 hours, then all of a sudden died - it's not like I left the key in the ignition and drained the battery). I had to get it jump started, and finally made my way home.
Now, long story short, is faulty battery like this covered by the 1 year manufacturer's warranty? Or will I have to shell out money for a new one?