No - you can- I have tried it already as this was an important point for me- despite linked brakes- Honda made this really clever:
If you take the left brake on slippery ground the rear wheel will the first wheel that will block.
If you take the right brake the front wheel will be the first.
I dont know if this was really the intention of Honda but at least on my SW the brakes function like this.
But I think this is on all SW without ABS- at least in 2 reviews about the SW the result was that the SW stops earlier if you use both brakes.
This would support my opinion as the left one has more power ( two caliper pistons front) but more ( or at least earlier) force on the rear and the left one is weaker (only one caliper piston front) but has more force on the front.
aaah- better man? I would not dare to say so.
But on my daily commuting traffic with cages is terrible-
I need up to 1,5 hours for 16kms- and on a bike I takes normally less than 20-25 mins and in summer I already managed it in 15mins. So the last two winters I rode a KLE 500. Have only to rest for a week as my right hand got almost frostbite.
Despite this I thought the SW would have a better milage than the Peugeot (206 CC) from my wife- but it is almost the same. With both in winter I got ~40mpg- so next time I will probably take nthe Peugeot. (as we had a bank holiday) But after getting a new hip last october I was eager to make a longer ride und it was sunny
... and no - I visited my mom already last weekend