In searching the site on Blinders it seems the general opinion was fairly good on the M20/M40 until around last fall. This may be when the M25/M45 started coming out...not sure. The latest GOL tests show the M40 doing respectable, thought not top dog, last March. On the M25/M45 I've seen mostly anecdotal information along with some theories as to why the later models may have been a slight step backward. But I haven't seen much using the scientific method yet.
I'm interested to see a full on test like GOL does with the M20/40 and M25/45 in the mix roughing it up against a plethora of current LIDAR guns. But I can appreciate the amount of work and resources that would go into doing such a test. Gathering all the devices, coordinating times, places, and then going through the long systematic testing time.
On a bike, I'm wondering about effectiveness with the small frontal area. The bike in question is a VFR Interceptor...fairly standard sport bike. It's pictured to the left in my avatar. I already run a V995 on it which has done well. Got a save recently with some state LEO's on Ka.
My local town uses LIDAR with their traffic unit. I don't know what model, I'll see if I can find out. The adjoining town was supposed to be aquiring some PL IIIs according to a 2005 newspaper article. I figure once I determine which LIDAR devices are in use, I can better select my counter measures.
But I'm curious about this can of worms M20/40 vs M25/45 vs gray market models. Plus, is the general opinion that a single head up front and one in the back of the Blinder model would be sufficient for a bike. Two heads up front? Which would start to get crowded. I've found an M20 for sale at a fairly decent price, and the M25 is less than the alleged higher performing gray market models. As you can tell, price is a bit of a factor with the current finances.