I must say I had no idea that Honda was using different pads front to rear. I can say that when I returned from a test ride on a '15 DCT The salesman asked me what I thought.
I loved the DCT and thought the power was OK for solo riding which is what I was looking for. I also said the seat sucked (I knew it would) and the rear brake felt dead. I mean really dead, as in close to worthless.
Could it be that Honda designed it this way to protect beginner's from locking up the rear knowing they would freak out, release the brake, then tank slap and highside? What of ABS? The service manager said it just needs to scrub in.
I still think the rear brakes are dead. I can live with that but I have three bikes and the transition is always a shock.