BMW Motorcycles is Sued for Giving a Man an Erection That Just Won’t Quit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A man claims in court that a four-hour ride on a BMW motorcycle with a “ridge-like” seat gave him “a severe case of priapism,” which left him “unable to engage in sexual activity.”

The man sued BMW of North America and Corbin-Pacific, which made the seat, in a bare bones complaint.

Aside from four pages of checked boxes, the complaint states, in its entirety, that on May 1, 2010, “Plaintiff was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacific seat. The ride lasted approximately two hours each way to plaintiff’s destination, after which plaintiff developed a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection). Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants.

“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.”

He seeks damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

He is represented by Vernon Bradley of Sausalito. Court Documents

SOURCE: Courthouse News Service



  1. Sooo…..umm…Where can I get one of these seats. Hell, maybe I would buy the whole bike…!! Just get ahold of your self and handle the problem… Oh what Jay Leno could do with this story….

  2. And so just what the hell did BMW have to do with any of this? Deep pockets I guess…. Always heard about lots of complaints on Corbin seats… but this takes the cake

  3. It never ceases to amase me that some whack job and their lawyer can com up with to sue someone with deep pockets. The real shame is that most likely BMW and or Corbin will settle because it is cheaper than going to court. Overall the consumer loses because these costs are just ultimatly passed on the consumer in higher prices, etc. Ever since the woman that was surprised that McDonalds coffee would and could burn her, imagine that! the floodgates have opened for these types of frivolous lawsuits.

  4. Weenie. He’s had this condition since May 2010? So I guess those Viagra/Cialis warnings of “erections lasting 4 hours or more should seek immediate medical assistance” that play round the clock on tv, radio etc. he’s never heard ? Give me a break.

  5. That is a very lame excuse to sue a company. Who told him to ride that long without a break . By the way the first paragraph was hillarious.

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