About No. 8 Wire
No.8 Wire Motorcycles is a one of a kind motorcycle and fabrication shop just outside of Philipsburg, Montana. No. 8 Wire Motorcycles was founded in 2013 with the same 'Number eight wire' philosophy employed by Kiwi motorcycle legends Burt Munro and John Britten. Owned and Operated by Colin Cornberg, who was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, No. 8 Wire Motorcycles Offers full service, suspension rebuilding, engine rebuilding, full custom builds, restorations, general fabrication, sheet metal and parts and accessories, currently open by appointment only.
Number 8 wire refers specifically to a gauge of wire which, during the colonisation of New Zealand, was predominantly used for making fences. It is a versatile type of wire, as it was used by the earliest settlers of NZ, as not only fencing material, but as a general "do it all" fix, similar to what Duct-tape has become. Being thousand of miles away from extra tools, parts or technical guidance, the English who initially settled in NZ had to not only have a lot of initiative but also had to be creative and able to adapt to sudden changes and difficult circumstances. The number 8 wire attitude allows one to 'think outside the box' and develop other methods and solutions. This leads to increased innovation and and in general more open-minded approaches.
Number 8 Wire Motorcycles is an Authorized dealer of Biltwell Inc. products, Race Tech suspension products and Hagon Shocks and Springs, Michelin Tires and a host of other major brands. Buy in store or online by clicking the Shop button at the top of the screen.
Cover photo: Bonneville Salt flats by Jonothan Savoie