A Californian motorcycle enthusiast has taken legal action after a bike seat gave him long lasting erections.

Straight from the “only in America” files comes this – a Californian man is suing BMW North America over a seat that gave him a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection) that has lasted for 20 months.

Henry Wolf claims his 1993 BMW motorcycle, or more specifically the bike’s “ridge-like” seat, gave him a “severe case of priapism” when he took it for a four-hour ride on May 1, 2010, according to the Courthouse News Service.

Wolf is suing BMW North America and the seat’s manufacturer, Corbin-Pacific, in a product liability lawsuit in the California Superior Court in San Francisco, claiming the “negligent design, manufacture and/or installation of the seat” has caused the painful condition…

The court notes state that Wolf “has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride” including “substantial emotional and mental anguish” and the inability to engage in sexual activity…

The comments at the article are predictably wry – mostly with guys my age asking if they can buy the motorcycle or at least the seat.


Thanks, Honeyman

  1. dadeo says:

    Dude has to be a BMW publicist.

    • dadeo says:

      Their stocks not all that bad.. Could it be that 1993 seat is just worn out? That is old for a bike seat. This won’t make it to court or be settled. He has no case for them. He should expect a hefty counter suit from them

      If this guy ever goes horseback, would he sue the saddle maker? Silliness.

      • deowll says:

        Nah, the guy was using an after market seat which pretty much makes the suit bogus. If BMW didn’t make the seat how can it be their fault?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I usually get a “monkey butt” when I ride. Sounds like this guy wasn’t “sitting” on it correctly.


  3. BigBoyBC says:

    Good news is that seat manufacturer, Corbin-Pacific, sales have increased…

  4. birddog says:

    He should have to pay BMW for this service that is a feature not a glitch.

  5. Ken says:

    Sounds more like a case of a faulty prostate. Given the age of the bike, there’s a good chance that it’s not original equipment, or that it wore out long ago and should have been replaced. I’m surprised that he got a lawyer to take the case.

    On the plus side, I did have a date tell me once that my motorcycle was like a giant vibrator for her.

    • LibertyLover says:

      Same here. The passenger pegs were up high and back. She had to lean forward onto my back, putting her . . . certain parts . . . directly on the hump.

      I always wondered if it was designed that way on purpose.

  6. t0llyb0ng says:

    The marathon erection felt good while it was happening but he’s been ruining his male infrastructure by sitting on his perineum.  No, it’s not the seat’s fault or BMW’s fault—it’s his own damn fault.  This has been happening for years with bicycle seats.  Especially when men sit on skinny saddles hunched forward over racing-style handlebars.  Sit on your perineum & you’ll damage nerves in your pelvis.  Doesn’t sound like such a good idea any more, does it.  Women have been damaging theirs too, lo these many years.  Then bicycle seats were marketed which have a notch down the middle to relieve downward pressure on vulnerable anatomical areas.

  7. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Along with what tollybong informatively counsels, years ago it was the news that the same thing happened if you sit too long on those narrow saddles used on racing “10 speed” bicycles. The complaint then though was it caused CLD (constant limp dick).

    As with everything else medical–doesn’t happen to most people, just some. I never got that. One day I did wear a pair of loose shorts and sat on my balls. That wasn’t fun.

    So—even if true, seems like just a caution to the public is due. You know: if you sit on your ass in one position hour after hour, your ass may get fatigued.

    Good common sense result.

  8. Crotch Rocket says:

    Henry Wolf and his ’93 BMW were spotted a while back:


  9. Peppeddu says:

    If we can manage to run engines on semen, we no longer have to rely on foreign oil, at least for bikes.

  10. birddog says:


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  11. sargasso_c says:

    Prolinged “prowess” is particularly painful. #orsoiamtold

  12. JimD, Boston, MA says:

    Well, it is a VIBRATOR AND YOU SIT ON IT !!! What do you expect ?


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