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20-Month Erection Lawsuit Caused By BMW Motorcycle Tossed From Court

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Have you ever had a motorcycle ride that left you with an erection lasting nearly two years? Yeah... me either. And I hope it never happens. It sounds unusual, but one man says it happened to him, leading him to file a lawsuit against BMW that was dismissed recently.

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Here's the backstory: According to USA Today, California man Henry Wolf alleged in a 2012 lawsuit that a four-hour ride on his 1993 BMW K1100RS motorcycle led to a severe priapism, or prolonged erection, that lasted 20 months.

Wolf claimed in his suit against BMW and seat maker Corbin-Pacific that the "ridge-like" seat of the bike caused the painful condition that left him "unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish."

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(Insert your own joke about BMWs and dicks right here, please.)

When the case went to court recently, the court accepted testimony from a urologist who said Wolf did in fact suffer from a prolonged erection, according to motorcycle blog Visor Down.

However, a judge rejected the testimony of a neurologist who said it was possible for vibrations from a motorcycle to cause priapism, and dismissed the case on lack of supporting evidence.

Whatever the cause, I have to say I feel pretty bad for Mr. Wolf. I wouldn't wish that condition on anyone.

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Hat tip to Autoblog

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DISCUSSION

Henry Wolf's entire case was based upon his cock. A 20 month erection, but it turns out that it wouldn't stand up in court!