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US man suing BMW for 2-year erection

2012-05-01 10:29

 San Francisco - A San Francisco man is suing vehicle manufacturer BMW, alleging that one of the company’s motorbikes left him with a two year erection.

The Huffington Post reported on Monday that Henry Wolf filed a lawsuit claiming that he was “stricken with a severe case priapism - a persistent, long-lasting erection - after going for two back-to-back two hour rides on his 1993 BMW motorcycle.

Wolf claims that the long-lasting erection was caused by "the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by [the] defendants." He has had the painful condition since the fateful day of the ride on May 1 2010.

In the suit, The Huffington Post writes, the US man says he "is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish". He is suing for personal injury, lost wages, product liability and emotional distress.

Comments
  • zipho500 - 2012-05-01 10:35

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

      Janice - 2012-05-01 14:16

      He must give them stick!!!

      Fredster - 2012-05-01 14:59

      He has hard evidence...LOL

      Ian - 2012-05-01 15:40

      So it took him 2 years before he complained.......sounds to me like the beemer did him a favour,he played with his new best friend to much, broke it, and now want's someone to blame.

      mollie.kruger - 2012-05-01 16:27

      Don't be so hard on him...

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-05-01 16:33

      Yanks will try anything to beat the recession.

      Wesley - 2012-05-01 16:59

      @dmoerin will you walk like that in public, punt in die wind

      Robert - 2012-05-01 16:59

      make and model excactly please.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-01 18:38

      I need this bmw urgently think it will be much cheaper to run than viag.............

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-01 20:10

      "hard" to believe this

      Ettienne - 2012-05-01 20:13

      Definitely some ladies would LOVE this guy......LMAO.

      kasiboy55 - 2012-05-01 21:07

      LMAo! The Advertising gurus at BMW would be stupid not to capitalize on this. "If you do not own a BMW then you suck, no hard feelings!"

      kasiboy55 - 2012-05-01 22:18

      I wonder if it will stand up in court... (I'm referring to the case)

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-01 22:36

      in court he will at least have another "leg" to stand on.

      kasiboy55 - 2012-05-01 22:56

      Yep, this really hit him below the belt!

      TheKingPimp - 2012-05-02 07:47

      doesnt sound like this guy is shooting straight.....

      Preshen - 2012-05-02 08:00

      He will rise up to the challenge

      Sean - 2012-05-02 08:25

      What a Dick

      Merven - 2012-05-02 08:46

      Ronald Trumph once said: "a Man that can not have an erection is with the wrong woman." He was wrong, "a Man that can not have an erection is with the wrong bike."

      Ettienne - 2012-05-02 09:04

      He probably never read the instruction manual, which stated that he should always wash his seat with...."STA-SOFT".....LMAO

      Thabang - 2012-05-02 09:10

      Viagra finally has competition.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 10:44

      Stuck between a BMW and a hard place

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-02 11:40

      How "hard" can it be riding a bike?

      Rodney - 2012-05-02 11:55

      Shame ,give him the money. Times are hard.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-02 12:44

      what a cock-up by the BMW engineers!

      Hugh - 2012-05-02 14:17

      A marketing ploy by BMW. Now we all want one.

      rowen.loretz - 2012-05-02 14:45

      BMW should "erect" some notice boards on the highway warning BMW motorcyclists of the possible side effects of riding their bikes

      Edna - 2012-05-02 15:36

      I believe he has a fart like a 500 Norton also

      Denise - 2012-05-02 15:40

      Lucky guy

      henk63 - 2012-05-02 16:41

      Don't make fun of this oke! When in my teens me too had a boner all day, every day. All I could think about was poontang. It was unbearable! The hardest time of my life!!

      James - 2012-05-02 17:34

      This guy was using a aftermarket seat. He has a better chance of falling pregnant than a monetary award from BMW

      Shaun - 2012-05-02 19:54

      And in other news, BMW has anounced the remake of the classic 93 model motorbike, they are completely sold out before production has begun.

      Utopian - 2012-05-03 06:36

      Sounds like he has a solid case

      gerald.vanstaden - 2012-05-03 10:51

      How stupid, Didn't he know that it is a 'Shaft Driven" motorbike. Ha ha ha

      Peter - 2012-05-03 13:12

      What's on exhibit A? Oh wait, his penis!

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-03 21:02

      We hope the court case " Comes " to a final " Climax "

  • aspruyt - 2012-05-01 10:38

    waaahahahahahaaa

      Lorain - 2012-05-02 07:54

      @ Leon LMAO.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 10:47

      Hahaha I can see a lot of old man starting to buy BMWs

      Erich - 2012-05-04 09:37

      I think this guy should be introduced to the German Nymphomaniac who is terrorizing the Herrs in Germansky.

  • Bigsexy.jm - 2012-05-01 10:38

    What did you really do with that bike? Be honest now

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 10:48

      Imagine if a woman drove that beemer.

  • Shirley - 2012-05-01 10:39

    Boner..I mean bummer!

      daphne.moreira - 2012-05-01 10:53

      Beemer!!!

  • gwvickers - 2012-05-01 10:42

    What the Americans will do just to make a fast buck, one wonders if he also didn't try to sue a bicycle company when he was younger

  • pcesp - 2012-05-01 10:43

    Stop crying wolf , and stand up to the man

  • Soon - 2012-05-01 10:43

    some people eeich they complain about everything

  • Ted - 2012-05-01 10:48

    A 1993 cycle! Probably old Joe who took viagra and coke before riding. Couldn't find a prostitute to pick up on the journey and the erection worsened! If the Hells Angels get his address, he has to be careful. Spoils them good names of bikers.

  • Eugene - 2012-05-01 10:52

    Just think BMW can now claim in their ads "Who needs viagra just drive one of our motorcycles "

      pws69 - 2012-05-01 11:04

      Gotta wonder if my medical aid will pay for a new BMW for me if my doctor says I have erectile dysfunction. Mmm. Maybe the new NHI will cover it.

  • pws69 - 2012-05-01 10:57

    A guy goes into a BMW dealership. Says to the salesman, "Damn, that bike is cool, I'm getting a hardon for it already" And the rest, as they say, is history. :-)

      henk63 - 2012-05-02 16:36

      BMW sales will hit the roof after this.

  • Nico - 2012-05-01 10:58

    Sad news is that court will most likely order BMW to pay him...

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:14

      They don't see this one coming.

      Pastor - 2012-05-02 08:13

      His evidence won't hold up in court.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-02 10:18

      may be a good case to lose - maybe they should offer him a job in the advertising division...

      henk63 - 2012-05-02 16:38

      Is it two years and counting or did he eventally get it flaccid again?

  • Toofaan - 2012-05-01 11:02

    And this bike isn't on e-bay yet ???

      pws69 - 2012-05-01 11:05

      Haahahahahahaha. Double thumbs up.

      Lorain - 2012-05-02 07:56

      @ toofaan dont worry i think it will be soon.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-05-01 11:03

    That guy's "punt" should have dropped off long ago due to the lack of circulation. It's what happens when you abuse Viagra and you have an erection for longer than 4 hours. He probably should stop eating the blue candy whilst riding his bike.

  • Nicholas - 2012-05-01 11:04

    He should be awarded just for making a fool of himself!

  • steven.macheke - 2012-05-01 11:06

    y did u wait 4 2 yrs naah u overdosed on viagra man n u suing the wrong company

  • steven.macheke - 2012-05-01 11:08

    u suing the wrong company man u shud sui the makers of viagra coz u had toooo much of it

      rvbrink - 2012-05-01 13:59

      Steven, try learning english spelling

  • Daniel - 2012-05-01 11:08

    Sheeeeeeeeeesh! Get a life please!!!!

  • Sanelemjc - 2012-05-01 11:09

    In US there is an easy way of getting dough. People please sue me for posting this, lol.some1 plz take me to US i have a mission to fulfil

      pws69 - 2012-05-01 11:13

      Read these for a good laugh. Apparently stupidity in the US law system is not a factor. http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977221219

      Lorain - 2012-05-02 08:02

      @ pws69 i just went to the website and all I can say is these are the times when I wish i could go live in America. Who needs Lotto?

      Paula - 2012-05-02 09:15

      @pws69 Don't believe everything you read... http://www.stellaawards.com/bogus.html

  • David - 2012-05-01 11:10

    A hard luck story--needs a stiff drink

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-01 11:10

    Thanks a lot News24.com, my wife just sold my BMW Bike !!!

      Dolf - 2012-05-01 18:56

      Thanks a lot News24.com, my wife just BOUGHT me a BMW Bike!!!

      motsarami - 2012-05-01 19:48

      The bike is a MUST HAVE!!!

  • JoeFRios - 2012-05-01 11:14

    I know a BMW gives some people a hard-on, but for 2 years?

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 12:59

      Bet he rides that bike every possible gap he can. San Francisco boy says it all.

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:00

      Over the two years he has only used it 730 days.

  • sasekile - 2012-05-01 11:16

    Lol!

  • Eddie - 2012-05-01 11:17

    This is a BMW ploy to sell more bikes to the something-over-6o's. But I will stick to my Harley!

  • Dalai - 2012-05-01 11:18

    Perving a motorbike seat. Giving perving a whole new meaning!

  • eukronik - 2012-05-01 11:22

    Lol,dat lucky bastard-erection 4 two years..sex every minute nd evrywhr,

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:03

      He lives in San Francisco, what a bummer.

  • Mfazwe - 2012-05-01 11:23

    Bonner..........

  • Cecile - 2012-05-01 11:30

    He'll have to proof it in court;)

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:05

      He is an up standing member of the biking community the court will hear.

      Enaud - 2012-05-01 18:11

      Can you imagine the lawyer> "I would like to draw your attention to exibit A. At least the upside is he would never pee on his shoes

  • clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-01 11:42

    Hahaha

  • vincent.hlwayela - 2012-05-01 11:44

    its true' as a security guard it happened to me, i use to ride a 4wheel bike when m doing patrols around premises, so nw m no longer riding de bcz m getting erected whn m using it. Thnx to news24

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:06

      Every little boy likes riding on the back of the bus for the same reason.

  • cornejay - 2012-05-01 11:47

    LoL!

  • Tony - 2012-05-01 11:49

    I bet some guys over 50 wish they had that problem

  • Andre Kritzinger - 2012-05-01 11:49

    what a boner!

  • Tendy Nedombs - 2012-05-01 11:50

    Hamba Be My Wife

  • tyron.fawcett - 2012-05-01 11:55

    I know a few men who would pay for that.

  • Itumeleng - 2012-05-01 11:56

    Be my wife for gud.....lmao

      gift.rode - 2012-05-01 12:12

      US man itu man!!

  • Benji The'Rocker Krieger - 2012-05-01 11:57

    lmao wow!!!

  • luanne.beaumont1 - 2012-05-01 12:03

    This is the best story to date hahahaha

  • charles.wolfaardt1 - 2012-05-01 12:04

    This bloke is nuts. Americans sue for anything. If it is useless then chop it of

  • Trevor - 2012-05-01 12:04

    Back To back...in San Francisco

  • Allen - 2012-05-01 12:06

    I have a BMW GS and an LT. Never had this happen to me. Maybe I should get the problem fixed whilst the bikes are still in warranty!

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:08

      Might be up lifting.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 14:37

      You are lucky!! Just read the warnings in the manual. Beware ! Monstrous Willy Goes Solo If you are a sleeping bag kind of guy : Lifetime Teepee.

  • dhlaminidominic - 2012-05-01 12:12

    Ds smn crwy

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-05-01 12:14

    Damn good marketing by BMW! It pays to advertise.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-01 12:16

    I want one

  • Ezette - 2012-05-01 12:22

    Lost wages...I see a joke coming

      Sheik - 2012-05-01 13:10

      His cocky complaining of loss of wages when his had a rise every day for two years.

  • gennath - 2012-05-01 12:27

    I don't see the "down" side to this...

  • andre.weideman - 2012-05-01 12:30

    if it had been a Harley the erection may well have lasted many more years....

  • Ntora - 2012-05-01 12:37

    The US justice system has reached new heights, u can actually sue for having a boner !!

      John - 2012-05-02 04:30

      Can You sue for not getting a boner on a BMW bike?

  • Freddy - 2012-05-01 12:39

    Why on earth should he complain? A steady flow of that famous energy drink, it will give him "wings" and provide energy to keep him "on the job" morning, noon & night. LOL.

  • Gordon - 2012-05-01 12:47

    How pathetic? Only in the good ol' US of A.

  • Gerald - 2012-05-01 12:49

    \Lost wages' does this mean that the gentleman didn't go to work bcos he had to bonk the whole 2yrs,,