Maybe the brake lines were not properly bled prior to delivery or after service. Either way, not a good situation to experience...lucky you came out without damage or injury. The rear brake on scrambler is better than on my other bikes, but it definitely is not suitable as the main brake at normal riding speeds. It serves well in just loading the rear end for turning or assisting in shorting stopping distance.
That question is as much a matter of style (of riding) as it is preference.I realised yesterday the rear brake on my Scrambler works really well and will stop the bike. Never had one like this before on a Ducati and now need to learn when and why to use it.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated.
If you changed out your handle bars, and inadvertently tipped your brake fluid reservoir while doing it - you added air to your system.I had the exact opposite experience. I was driving down a 35 mph two way street probably cruising around 45 and saw the light change ahead. So I started to apply slight pressure to my front brake when it failed completely and pulled all the way in with no brake. I stood on the back brake as hard as I could and had to steer into oncoming lane to avoid hitting the stopped cars in front of me. I was considering whether or not to report it here and decided I should. Fortunately I was able to squeeze close to the center line before the light changed and II was able to get back into my lane before oncoming traffic came at me.
I brought it to Ducati service. They told me it was probably an air bubble in the line but no one else had reported anything similar at their shop nor had they and notices from Ducati regarding the brake.
It is one of the reasons I sold my bike. Actually it was just the straw that broke the camels back. Very scary. Feel Very Lucky