Just remember.....When you are using rear brake as balancing aid or "clutch" in turn from stop......YOU are also putting the front brake on! Linked brakes.....think sand. I am now on 4th Honda with linked brakes---always think, though, what could happen. To date, even in snow, rear comes on first, thus not having front wheel slide or tuck in due to lack of traction. BUT?
I prefer brakes that are not linked. Helix with its wonderful foot brake, great in Tokyo traffic.