Man Sues BMW for Causing Persistent Erection

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A man is suing BMW and seat-manufacturer Corbin-Pacific because a four-hour motorcycle ride gave him an erection that would not go away.

The civil suit, filed in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, alleges the plaintiff, Henry Wolf, developed a severe case of priapism after a long ride on a 1993 BMW motorcycle. Priapism is a medical condition where a penis becomes erect and does not return to a flaccid state.

Wolf claims he rode  the motorcycle on a four-hour trip – two hours each way – on May 1, 2010. Soon after, the man claims, he developed a case of priapism. He blames the condition on the motorcycle seat which is describes as “ridge-like”.

The man claims the condition caused emotional distress. Court documents state:


Plaintiff now suffers from priapism (a long lasting erection), and has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride. He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish. Plaintiff is distraught and distressed because of this. Defendants, and each of them, are liable to Plaintiff due  [to] their negligent design, manufacture and/or installation of the seat on Plaintiff’s motorcycle


[Source: County of San Francisco Superior Court of California case #CGC-12-520316 via CourthouseNews.com]

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  • Sabrina

    OMG…. this is funny… are you kidding?? If he spent the money for a BMW, then he should have forked over for the customization of his Corbin…. Do you think they’ll have to test him for pre-disposition of a constant erection??? Just to prove or disprove the case?

  • jc

    Where’s Lorena Bobbitt when you need her?

  • Deet

    Can’t believe how anyone could get an erection from a BMW.
    Must be a sick individual.
    Maybe from a Desmo RR or a Ferrari or a GP replica 2 stroke but a BMW ?
    What next a Triumph fetish ??

  • Neal

    I’ll laugh when the case is dismissed when the evidence won’t stand up in court.

  • LawyersRscum

    What a surprise, he was aboe to locate a ambulance chasing “lawyer”. It’s a wonder there are any businesses
    left with all the low life lawyers there are in this once greag country.

  • Joel Spivack

    Does anyone have the model number of that BMW/Corbin seat?

  • http://Motorcycle.com Bill

    The price of 93 BMW’s just skyrockeded! And please, my wife want’s to know the Corbin seat model number, she has promised to pay for it.

  • George

    so priapism which is a problem with long lasting erections has caused him to be unable to engage in sexual activities.

    anyone else read that, laugh and say wtf?

  • Haywood Jablome

    What a Dick!!!!

  • Marc

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes a guy whose sueing BMW because the motorcycle gives him a persistent, lasting erection??? This is soooooo stupid, it’s funny. Let’s break it down shall we?

    First, is it possible that this moron has been soooooo infatuated with BMW that when he finally was able to afford to buy a BMW motorcycle, that alone gave him the priapism???? Again, laughing my A$$ off here.

    Second, if you have a persistent, lasting erection, this is rendering him incapable of engaging in sexual activity??? Or is it his less than appealing looks that is causing that problem?

    Third, I wonder how long he has pondered over this so called negligent infliction of emotional distress idea???? Oh, wait a minute, Dude, this equates to dollar signs, duh!

    This is where I find the biggest problem with this persons ordeal, he rode the bike for four hours and it gave him priapism???? Bad enough too to cause him to miss work, pile up extensive medical bills and suffer emotional distress??? He must be from California and have one helluva lawyer, because I’m sure that whomever his attorney is will make one heck of an agruement of how this is a serious medical condition complete with expert testimony an such. The extent that people will go through to try to make a buck that they are not entitled too.

    Lastly, I wonder if he bought this motorcycle on an impulse, realized that he couldn’t really afford it and came up with this ridiculous facade to pay for and have alot left over to boot.

  • warren Johnson

    I have always wondered why I prefer the Corbin seat on my K-1200GT while only the original seat will hook up to the electrical heated function of the original!

  • Matt

    George….so priapism which is a problem with long lasting erections has caused him to be unable to engage in sexual activities. anyone else read that, laugh and say wtf?…

    Not really George, the condition damages the blood vessels of the penis so the “best erection of your life”, could possibly be your last.

  • boner

    Only in the land of fruits and nuts would this kind of scam fly. Where do these ambulance chasers that promote this kind of frivolous waste of time and court resources get their rocks off. Hope they don’t procreate either. What’s next on the joke list scammers?

  • Nick

    Alas, BMW effectively now qualifies to be exalted to true “crotch-rocket” status. While the jury is out, my bet is a decided spike in BMW sales will occur, thereby instigating a bloom of furrowing brows back in Japan. Go BMW!!! Head on into the wind, onward and upward forever!

  • Stuart

    LawyersRscum said
    “What a surprise, he was able to locate a ambulance chasing “lawyer”. It’s a wonder there are any businesses left with all the low life lawyers there are in this once great country”

    Now China has caught the disease -

    http://www.whatsonningbo.com/news-8117-parents-of-thief-who-fell-to-death-in-ningbo-sue-house-owner-for-rmb-670k.html

    Enough of this will bring China back to equality with the US & its extreme level of social inefficiency -

  • http://motorcycle.com Rick Deubler

    Maybe if BMW put a “LOW BONER ALERT” on the bike like the new 1600 he may—–OH WAIT—BMW would deny that along with the TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) they won’t fess up to as per the article in “Motorcycle Consumer News”. It reports that it gets tripped by certain frequency’s that cause it to show a warning display—but that’s “OK” per BMW AND THEY WON”T fix/replace it!! (According to the article) Can you believe that!- I know a Kaw Concours rider with the TPM and IT doesn’t “false warn”.
    I like BMW’s & own a K1200LT with 95k, but I won’t buy a new model from BMW or Harley (twin cam problems) because they won’t take care of their customers—–they won’t just “fess up and fix it” without undue protest.
    Rick Deubler, age 62, 12 bikes current, 48 turned loose, AMA member and riding for 49 years.

  • http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com John Newton

    Firstly I would like to thank the “Boner BMW” guy and all of the above for a laugh that has keep going for days. I am at present negotiating to import a few container loads of the aforementioned seats to South Africa and convert them to fit all makes of motorcycles. My next contact will be forewarded from the Playboy Mansion.
    John Newton age 62 ridden bikes for 52 years mostly bonerless.

  • http://Motorcycle.com Bud Thornley

    Satisfied K1200LT owner with 74k,99 model; had waited a very long time to finally get this bike. It’s been everything I’d hoped for, but after checking out the new 1600′s they’ve had a similar “arousal effect” on myself! Ahh love, the eternal mystery!

  • Piru

    He should have tried a picture of Janet Reno, Madeleine Albright or Finland’s Prime Minister Tarja Halonen.

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