They should be, could possibly be the ignition switch however the lights didn't use to work on mine (switch was ok) and the bike still started. I would jump the starter to bypass the ignition circuit and confirm the starter is good. Then you can eliminate each switch from the equation if it cranks over.Lights don't dim . No sound from solenoid. Battery voltage is good. Jumping starter is a good idea. Dash/indicator lights should be on when key is turned on and they are not.
I've had that issue too, it is intermittent and tends to catch you unawares...Right. Sometimes mine will only start if I pull the clutch lever in, even though it's in neutral. Must be an intermittent switch.
Don't forget the cut out switch operated by the side stand, it can get a bit sticky too.Before you start pulling the bike apart ...... Switch the key on and off a couple of times and pull the clutch lever in and out a few times.