California man claims BMW motorcycle gave him long-lasting erection
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A motorcycle-riding California man claims he was left impotent after the "ridge-like" seat on his BMW bike left him with a long-lasting erection.
The man claimed that a four-hour ride on his BMW motorcycle in 2010 left him with priapism and "unable to engage in sexual activity," Courthouse News Service reported last week, when the court papers were filed.
BMW of North America and Corbin-Pacific, the maker of the seat, are targeted in the suit as the plaintiff seeks damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability and infliction of emotional distress.
Priapism is a medical condition in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state within several hours.
In the suit, the man alleged that his condition "was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants."