What I know...
The locks core was pulled out by driving a screw into it, and then I guess they just yanked it right out. I gather its really not uncommon for this sort of attack on an ignition lock.
The bike was recovered, when, from what I gather, the Police spotted it on the road (all police traffic vehicles are fitted with plate readers connected live to the national database) and gave chase, the suspect abandoned my bike and legged it. Sadly the scum got away.
I think they knew what they were after as they nicked the charge cable off the wall as well.
"Was the bike powered on to be ridden away?"
Unknown, my gut feeling is yes it was.
"Was the lock core targeted to defeat the steering column lock and load the bike into another vehicle?"
Its possible, and was my first thought.
"Would a parking camera or location transmitter have allowed more quickly to identify the disturbance to and recovery of the bike?"
Not in this case no. I'm thinking some fairly loud alarms would have been more useful though.
"Would a factory parking brake or locking the kickstand in the down position have been an impediment?"
Not sure, my gut feeling is thieves would break that too.
The main faults from my POV is:
My bike was visible from the street.
My chain lock was good, but not good enough against bolt cutters.
Both of these will now be addressed.