Questions about Williamsville Competition - KTM Ducati Dealer

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Narsisco Lopez, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,207
    Location:
    Golden (Showers), Colorado
    While considering the used KTM 990 Adventure I'm looking at buying, I thought I'd shop around to see what was available on eBay. Ran across a few bikes being sold by Williamsville Competition, a KTM, Ducati, and Moto Guzzi dealer in Holland, New York.

    Any members from upstate NY (Buffalo area) know anything at all about this outfit? I just want to be sure I'm dealing with a reputable dealer before considering a remote transaction and making an offer.

    Thanks!
    #1
  2. muzungu62

    muzungu62 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    63
    Location:
    carson city nv
    Great dealer has been in business forever. You will be dealing directly with Al Gillen the owner.. I bought my 2004 950 adventure from him and the experience was great.
    #2
  3. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,207
    Location:
    Golden (Showers), Colorado

    THANKS! That's exactly what I was hoping to hear from an inmate :thumb Been searching for more info on them or at least a BBB entry... no luck. It's nice to have some assurances you're dealing with straight-shooters when doing a remote transaction.
    #3
  4. muzungu62

    muzungu62 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    63
    Location:
    carson city nv
    My pleasure.
    #4
  5. AdvRdrNewbie

    AdvRdrNewbie n00b

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    I am in process of doing a remote transaction with Williamsville Competition for a 2012 KTM 990 SMT. Just wondering if you transacted and what your experience has been. The owner Al Gillen seems a little flaky to me.
    #5
  6. No Degree

    No Degree ~~~~~~~~~~

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    344
    Location:
    NY
    Old thread resurfaced. I am under the impression that Williamsville Competition has closed their doors. Al has a terminal illness. Any more info in regards to the current state of affairs of this shop would be beneficial to Al's former customers. And yes Al was and probably still is a little flaky.
    #6
  7. motocityktm

    motocityktm Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    220
    Location:
    Avondale, AZ
    I actually purchased my first KTM from them back in 1999, a 1999 KTM 640 Adventure R, was living in Michigan at the time, I called every dealer in Michigan and every surrounding state to find a 640, Al was the only one interested in helping me out! He located the bike in Pennsylvania, had it brought to him, and we drove out and picked it up. I remember the shop was in the middle of nowhere, actually had a outhouse for a bathroom, and had chainsaws alongside Ducs...it was a good experience! :D

    Dozer
    #7
  8. HollandMan

    HollandMan n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Oddometer:
    4
    I am Al Gillen's son. I am saddened to report that Al passed away this morning after a year's-long fight with cancer. Thankfully, he passed away at home, in his sleep, with his family near him. Funeral services will be held next week in Western New York area. We will post details in the Buffalo News at http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/obituaries

    Thanks for all your best wishes. Even though I am his son, I can tell you he loved his customers and fellow gearheads as if they were family.

    -KG
    #8
  9. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,946
    Location:
    Where the hell is Truckee, CA?
    Very sorry for your loss HollanMan.
    #9