I fail to see how the damper is related at all whether electronic or not. Its not like the steering lock is designed through the damper. Had you had the bike serviced recently? Maybe a shady mechanic or clerical person copied your key or wrote the number down from it and made one later, they pretty much always ask for relevant information or have access to it via your registration card which may have been under your seat as far as where you live. This happens easily with the right combination of lowlifes around.
2013 Victory Hardball with ever increasing list of goodies
Retired k7 1000, with one or two things done to it.