ABS is brand new tech - pick an oldschool carby fireblade - it does not have ABS, yet still stops very very efficiently.
Only in Pakistan are disc brakes a problem for bikers - as they are more accustomed to horse and cart technology. Ive been riding disc equipped bikes since ages and never ever had a problem in stopping them even in rain.
What Ive seen here is the rider sits on the bike very loosely and does not control the machine as part of his body, (your forward sliding when brakes are applied) - when you stop a bike you have to use your arm and thigh muscles for you to remain on your seat and not slide around. For front disc application you only need to use 2 fingers, and learn the biting point of the brake.
The suspension of the bike is supposed to control the steering charecteristics by ensuring the tyres are in contact with the road at all times (Pakistani bikers love to have hard suspension for some reason)