The California man who claimed that he suffered from a 20-month erection after a four-hour ride on his BMW K1100RS motorcycle (similar model pictured above) has had his case dismissed. It seems the court found his claims too hard to believe.

Henry Wolf filed a product liability lawsuit against BMW and seatmaker Corbin-Pacific in the California Superior Court in April 2012 after he claimed a motorcycle ride in September 2010 caused a long-term case of priapism from the "ridge-like" saddle design. He asked for compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and emotional distress from both companies.

Nearly two years later, according to Visor Down, Judge James J. McBride decided that the case didn't have enough supporting evidence. A urologist testified that the plaintiff had priapism, but the court rejected the testimony of a neurologist who claimed the motorcycle's vibration caused the disorder. The defendants presented testimony from the bike's former and subsequent owners. Corbin-Pacific CEO Mike Corbin also spoke in the company's defense.

If BMW had been found liable, it's possible it would've found a whole new group of buyers desiring its bikes...


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      RCinAZ
      • 9 Months Ago
      20 months? Aren't you supposed to call your doctor if it lasts more than 4 hours?
      IBx27
      • 9 Months Ago
      "The court found his claims too hard to believe" "Not enough supporting evidence" Punderful.
      Shahul X
      • 9 Months Ago
      This seems a little hard to swallow....
      Karfreek
      • 9 Months Ago
      All he had to do was take it in for service at a BMW Motorad dealer, that erection would have been gone in seconds...
      visconti24
      • 9 Months Ago
      I am buying one of those tomorrow!
      Peter_G
      • 9 Months Ago
      Ha, he claimed he got a boner from his beemer. Does that make him an autosexual?
      Wisdom Seeker
      • 9 Months Ago
      Don't people pay to have this happen?
      Robert Thomson
      • 9 Months Ago
      I've heard of a hard tail motorcycle. What do you call this one? Harley might sue if they call it a hard rod.
      MechE
      • 9 Months Ago
      Pun overload......can hardly contain myself
      bonehead
      • 9 Months Ago
      I see an excelent oportunity for sponsorship by pharmaseutical companies!
      rmt_1
      • 9 Months Ago
      This case gives a new punchline to the very old joke about, "Having something in one's pocket or being happy about seeing someone". Now, one can say, "Neither, I was riding my BMW motorcycle". I wonder if sales will improve for BMW motorcycles among middle-age men, regardless of the judge's ruling?
      Mark
      • 9 Months Ago
      I love that line too HARD to believe , some one has a wicked sense of humor. Made my day.
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