The brake pad change helped only marginally. Still no bite in it on sudden braking scenario - I literally have to yank it until it almost touches the fingers around the throttle. Only then does it get the desired stopping effect. I have resigned to the thought that perhaps I gotta live with this!All this while I was reading your thread and wondering why you didnt get the front brake pads checked up first thing as a possible cause of spongy braking.
Bleeding does help but only to an extent. How is the front brake behaving now? Must say the 390's front brake ain't as razor sharp as the rest of the motorbike is. Always demands a squeeeezeeee.