You can't buy publicity like this. USA Today reports a California man is suing both BMW and motorcycle seat manufacturer Corbin after a four-hour motorcycle ride left him with a severe case of priapism. Henry Wolf claims he's had an erection since stepping off his 1993 BMW after a ride in September 2010, or some 20 months ago, if we're counting. According to the suit filed in California Superior Court, the seat's "ridge-like" design caused the painful condition. Wolf's lawyer says the man is unable to engage in sexual activity, and as a result, has endured "substantial emotional and mental anguish."

Wolf is suing for compensation from both BMW and Corbin for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and general damage. Neither company has commented on the case.


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      regionrat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Taint nothin' wrong with that seat.
      regionrat
      • 2 Years Ago
      The headline's humor is a bit stiff, but I appreciate the effort.
      Get Squirly
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog's title of the year award.
      BTCC
      • 2 Years Ago
      I knew Honda motorcycles had some STIFF competition, but this is SOLID.
      Tyler
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if he has any hard evidence to prove his case (yay bad puns)
        ilikedags
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tyler
        well i'm sure both teams of attorneys will be probing for evidence during the discovery phase of the case.
      Johnny The Stig
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lawsuit? Heck, some people would pay EXTRA for that!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Johnny The Stig
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      Donald
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is sad and has to be extremely hard to deal with ...
      Marc
      • 2 Years Ago
      This gives a whole new meaning to "crotch rocket".
      what
      • 2 Years Ago
      He has had a 20-month erection and cannot engage in sexual activity? Maybe his wife is now demanding sex becasue he finally can get an erection.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @what
        I imagine that it's hard to have sex during priapism because it probably hurts too much. Otherwise, this guy (or at least his wife) would be sending BMW a thank you note.
      JR
      • 2 Years Ago
      He worked hard, played hard...he was hard all the the time. Think I'll use this as my epitath.
      raughle1
      • 2 Years Ago
      19 year old bike with no scratches on the tank. Never gone down, I guess.
      Brett
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Maybe he could get a sympathetic attorney to take his case pro-boner." -Top comment on USA Today story, aka, winner of the internet.
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