We love the way choppers look. We love the way choppers ride. We love shows about choppers, reading about choppers and looking at choppers. We love the idea of taking a perfectly good motorcycle and chopping it to make it your own. As much as we know we love them, we’re nothing but neophytes compared to Paul d’Orléans, a leading expert on classic motorcycles. In his new Gestalten book, The Chopper, d’Orléans breaks down the real story of Discovery Channel’s most documented motorcycle and the role it played in everything from The Great Depression to the renaissance it’s currently enjoying today. The hardcover collector’s edition book is close to 300 pages and packed with well-informed texts and photographs (both historical and contemporary), along with being packed with a linen slipcase and original embroidered patch.