Didn't know they were adding one. I saw the updates but I didn't see a steering damper. That being said, the bike could use one. It does get really light in the front and doesn't have the long wheel base like the 14R. I had a GPR V4 on the 14R and it didn't really need it. I have gotten into one tank slapper on the SX/SE but that was due to me not noticing 2 of the 3 lanes were torn up and when I switched to the other lane it was about a 2-3inch lip. Got on the new pavement, handle bars were rocking side to side so I gunned it, lift the front wheel up and set it down.