Yes, exactly - I could basically hold the bars permanently and with both hands without being disturbed by the lever at all, even though my preferred way of riding is rather to have only the right hand on the bar, and the left hand/arm free to move and react in case I need to suddenly adjust my balancing.
Give it a try! You may have to insist a little bit and not reject it after the few first minutes of riding, though.
OK, I see. But this means you have only 2 fingers really holding the bar, while I’ve got 4.