My 990 is my first bike with ABS. The first time I encountered dirt on the road at a stop sign I instinctively lightened up on the front brake and went for more rear. I promptly blew through the stop sign. After that I had to force myself to trust the ABS and go for more front brake. In the dirt sooth and calm is the way to go, no abrupt moves and no ABS.
If you don't fall off your not going fast enough.