Via Meccanica creates unique custom upholstered seats for all types of motorcycles. From meticulous museum restorations to vintage recreations to complete custom builds, we’ve created over 500 saddles for some of the world’s most celebrated bikes. We’re proud to have built one of the largest and most acclaimed custom upholstery shops in the United States and we work diligently every day to deliver world-class service and products to all our clients and corporate partners. There is never a job too big or small for our shop!



Corinna Mantlo is the founder and lead designer at Via Meccanica, creating unique motorcycle seat restorations for some the most well know custom motorcycles in the world. Corinna has appeared on BBC, CNN, Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone, and has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York, NativenRolling Stone Italia, Cafe Racer Magazine, and countless other publications. She also curates, produces, and advises on the production of media, art, and film events around the world and has been hailed as one of the “leading female experts of the custom and vintage motorcycle community.”

Born and raised riding on the streets of New York City, Corinna learned her trade as an artist, craftswoman and filmmaker, and in 2008 she founded the weekly film series Cine Meccanica, screening ‘the good, bad, and bizarre’ of motorcycle and hot rod movies. After 9 years of film and motorcycle studies, travel, research, and public appearances, Corinna has become the authority on contemporary and vintage two-wheeled and hot rod cinema. She also appears as on-air talent, produces and writes for several media outlets, speaks and hosts at various conferences, festivals and events worldwide, and has contributed to several books, including “The Chopper; The Real Story” (Gestalten 2014) by the legendary Paul d’Orleans.

In 2013, Corinna founded the Motorcycle Film Festival, the first of its kind to include both short and feature-length motorcycle-related films from around the world. It has since become internationally recognized as the go to festival for some of the world’s best motorcycle film talent.

Events and Appearances
Corinna hosted and co-produced the web series “Moto Life” for Jalopnik and Choppertown’s “Biker Movie Sunday”. She has appeared as a featured speaker at events around the world including Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, Pure and Crafted and Petrolettes in Berlin, the AIM Expo, and the International Motorcycle Show as an authority on two-wheeled cinema, culture, and the growing women’s movement in the motorcycle industry.

Film and Books
Working in film since 1997, Corinna started out as a costume designer, specializing in historical design, and as a producer and production coordinator for dozens of independent films. Corinna’s acclaimed debut feature documentary as director and producer “Up at Lou’s Fish: The Fulton Fish Market Chronicles”, followed the end of an era and the move of Fulton Fish Market to the Bronx after 180 years at the South Street Seaport. She has been featured in the book “My Cool Motorcycle: An inspirational guide to motorcycles and biking culture”, by Chris Haddon (2014), and is the subject of the short film “My Bike.”






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via.meccanica in Biarritz!
It's never too hot for a Lee Marvin Sweater because they keep you cool, custom made by the talented miss1932
06/18/17, Day 7, Biarritz, France. 🇫🇷
photo: irenewyork .
(w/ camo from Michigan enroute to Grattan Raceway and #Clara redwingheritagewomen boots 😉)
#leemarvinsweater #viameccanica #whenroadscross #wheelsandwaves #redwinheritagewomen #redwingheritage .
#biarritz #france

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sweet time in Austin over NYE at Revival Cycles, can't thank the whole team enough for the great visit, Austin is a difficult city to leave, but the road is calling and Santa Fe is next!
thx to andyjamesdio for snapping the pic
#ontheroadtospeed #thehandcollection #revivalcycles #smokeyismycopilot #fordtrucks #FordTBT #redwingheritage #redwingheritagewomen #viameccanica #austin #texas

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And now for something completely different... Hand shaped foam, Tartan (by Moon est.1837) straight from the UK, and green leather piping for a custom BMW build by motobrauhaus. Can’t wait to see this one come together! #viameccanica #springtime #tartan ...

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01/04/16 it came out of nowhere, I thought I was in the wrong place, then, there it was: White Sands National Monument - pilgrimage on the way from Austin to Santa Fe - photo taken by nice stranger from Spain who's family was taking pictures with #tnt #triplenickeltruck "Like No Place Else on Earth: Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here. From time to time the missile range that surrounds performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park." Be kind to strangers.


nationalparkservice #nationalparkservice

#ontheroadtospeed #thehandcollection #whitesandsnationalmonument #alamogordo #newmexico #smokeyismycopilot

#redwingheritagewomen #yellow108 #viameccanica #liveinlevis

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left part of my heart out there, in fact, I'm sure I did, may need to go back to get it-

on the way from Austin to Santa Fe I stopped in Van Horn, TX for the night, out of Van Horn I took La Caverna Street which turns into Texas Mountain Trail (TX-54) towards the Guadalupe Mountains National Park to US-180 to US-54 into Alomogordo to visit White Sands National Monument

photo: somewhere along US-180 in Dell City, Texas, 01/04/16

#ontheroadtospeed #thehandcollection #dellcity #texas #leemarvinsweater #viameccanica #redwingwomen #liveinlevis #yellow108

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One from the archives: hand shaped foam for a 2013 #motoguzzi #v7 based on a vintage #bmw profile. Black vinyl custom cover with raised ribs in silver grey stitching and hand done silver #guzzi logo on the back to match. #viameccanica #customupholstery #motoseat #motoguzziv7 ...

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Back to the daily grind after the whirlwind tour of #sturgis, #speedweek, and #wheelsandwavescalifornia! Moto seat in need of upholstery? Get a custom quote today on the via.meccanica website (link in my profile). 📷 mzieckerphoto for nativenwear 🛠#lovemyjob #viameccanica #customupholstery ...

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Taking apart an electric knife to extract a pigtail while cutting down vintage motorcycle seat foam. Yea, #dingbat level 11. lilovesyou time to schedule a haircut 😁 #viameccanica #girlproblems photo taken after 2" were unwound/torn out of the motor. ...

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#ducati #oneshot #viameccanica #customupholstery #handmade #motoseat ...

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Just some #TLC for a #harley #panhead original #soloseat. Paint spots removed, stitching reinforced. Leather and rubber skirt cleaned, oiled and weatherproofed. #betterthancustom #viameccanica ...

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Finished set. Blue #dinervinyl #vintage white #soloseat, #passengerpad and #sissybar #backrest for a #20thcenturycycles modern #harley #softtail #custom an early 60's #panhead look. #viameccanica #customupholstery #vintagestyle #motoseat #sparkles ✨ ...

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Happy place ❤️ #viameccanica #custom #freehand #design #leatherwork #soloseat #patterning ...

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