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Biker sues BMW for 20-month erection

The Local · 2 May 2012, 10:56

Published: 02 May 2012 10:56 GMT+02:00

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BMW markets its cars and motorbikes under the slogan “Sheer Driving Pleasure”, and also boasts “Less emissions. More driving pleasure”, but Californian Henry Wolf says his life has been devastated by the after-effects of his BMW bike experience.

Wolf is suing BMW and saddle-manufacturer Corbin-Pacific for medical costs, emotional stress and loss of income after a fateful road trip on his 1993 motorbike. Wolf says he has had a constant erection for 20 months.

Wolf's lawsuit says he is “now is unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”

According to a report by US broadcaster CBS, Wolf bought a special ridge-like seat, meant to enhance comfort, for around $200 (€150).

But urologists dispute Wolf's claim that his beamer is due to his Beamer.

“It’s been long-known that compression of the neurovascular supply to the penis - if it’s compressed for a period of time, whether it be on a bicycle seat or some other device — it can actually cause prolonged numbness of the genitalia,” Dr. Michael Lutz of the Michigan Institute of Urology told US radio station WWJ Newsradio 950.

“Not only in men, but women can also get numbness in that region if they’re compressing those nervous structures to that region of the body,” he added.

A spokeswoman at BMW Motorcycles in Southeast Michigan underlined the fact that Wolf was not riding a standard BMW seat. “Sometimes people say it’s more comfortable," she told CBS. "Sometimes people can get a tall seat or a low seat or ... they can come heated.”

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Your comments about this article

12:13 May 2, 2012 by Major Dude
Then I should sue my employer because I have constant erection of 8 hours when I am at work. I don't have this problem when I am at home or during weekends :D.
12:25 May 2, 2012 by The-ex-pat
What the article does not mention is that this bell-end installed an after market seat (himself and not by a BMW dealership or workshop) and is trying to sue BMW for his problems.......He should be laughed out of the court and the lawyer should have his license suspended for taking on such a frivolous case.
12:42 May 2, 2012 by Jimberlin
Its a good substitute for Viagara.. ;) Short trip on BMW and you get your pleasure taken care of ;)
13:09 May 2, 2012 by MeinSchwanz
I thought old guys bought BMWs because they can't get it up anymore.

'beamer is due to his Beamer.', ok, really?
16:03 May 2, 2012 by maxbrando
I believe BMW is pleased at this result. We always knew BMWs raised testosterone levels. The question is: How will BMW market this news. Go for it, BMW!!
16:33 May 2, 2012 by Bushdiver
This guy obviously has a hard on for his bike.
19:12 May 2, 2012 by mikel taylor
He should be sending the seat maker a thank you letter, @CM Awesome
20:07 May 2, 2012 by hanzonn
What model BMW? What kind of seat? I want one!!
00:10 May 3, 2012 by bernie1927
Only in America !!
05:51 May 3, 2012 by Ludwig von America
Sounds like he has a good argument, but will it "stand up" in a courtroom?

If he loses his case, he might consider working in the adult film industry.
07:49 May 3, 2012 by MattyB
If this is going to court in the States he'll surely win. We just awarded some moronic mom millions because she said she was tricked into thinking Nuetella was healthy.
19:59 May 4, 2012 by randyman1956
Sounds like BMW has raised the bar.
00:53 May 7, 2012 by Harry Grouse
How can it be that he has a 20 month erection but can not have sex Maybe thats the problem he needs sex!
10:34 May 11, 2012 by Da Goat
this problem is easy fixed just drop a few esthetically challenged women off at his house the beamer will soon be bent!
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