Almost every rider or biker in Malaysia especially hailing from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will know about this particular BHP Karak located right after the Gombak Toll Plaza.
Why is this petrol station one of the most frequently visited landmarks for most bikers, riders and drivers out for the weekend ride or drive?
To most folks, it’s the perfect meet up point before heading out with the rest of the convoy. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the reasons why this BHP station is so popular.
Almost everyone who is involved in the motorcycling scene in Malaysia will know about this particular place. The usual message sent out or received by all riders, bikers and drivers alike are either “Bro, meet us at BHP Karak” or “I’m heading to BHP Gombak Toll now”.
Yes, out of the thousands of petrol stations scattered across the nation, none is more popular than the BHP Petrol Station located just after the Gombak Toll Plaza. If you’re fortunate enough to be there early Sunday morning, you’ll witness hundreds of bikes and cars gathering at this petrol station right beside the main road.
The question is why do so many riders and drivers decide to meet at this specific location? For one thing, it’s the first petrol station available right after the Gombak Toll Plaza which means finding the place won’t be an issue for most folks. Because of this, the BHP Petrol Station has been turned into the perfect rendezvous point for most folks before heading out for their much anticipated weekend rides together.
Most riders would congregate at the petrol station to wait for the others to join them before starting their convoy to a few great riding destinations such as Bentong, Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands just to name a few. The BHP station marks the first landmark of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway after the Gombak Toll Plaza so it’s definitely hard to miss the bright orange building from afar.
The other reason (and a very practical one) is the fact that anyone can stop by the station to refuel their beloved machines. The BHP petrol station provide all sort of fuels to cater to all those with different types of vehicles. This particular BHP station offers four types of fuel: Infiniti RON95, Infiniti Euro4M Ron97, Infiniti Diesel and also the Infiniti Euro5 Diesel.
There are a few good things why fuelling up with BHP fuels is a good thing. The biggest reason is that all of their fuels contain the latest additive packages from Germany which are sourced by some of the world’s leading chemical companies. Their fuels actually contain the Infiniti ‘Advanced 2X’ where the fuels are treated with double the amount of powerful additives to make sure that your vehicles perform better, faster and cleaner.
We’ve personally been to the petrol station countless times to begin many great convoys to different riding locations but sometimes, waiting for others to arrive on time usually takes more time than expected. For most folks, riding out to Bentong for some good ol’ lemang and rendang breakfast at Lemang To’ki will almost always start with gathering at the BHP station first but hungry stomachs can’t wait now, can they?
For those who are unfortunate enough to have to wait for their friends to arrive, they have a few options to have some sustenance because no one wants to ride on an empty stomach. At the station itself, there’s the BHP Petromart where you can get anything from snacks, drinks and other necessities.
Those looking for something a bit different can opt for the great selection of glorious donuts available at Dunkin Donuts located on the right-hand side of the building. There’s also an Old Town White Coffee establishment located on the left-hand side of the building for those looking for that great caffeine fix before heading out on the road.
To conclude, there are so many reasons why the BHP petrol station located right after the Gombak Toll Plaza is considered as one of the most popular petrol stations in Selangor or the entire Malaysia.
For this particular writer, the best and biggest reason to head out to BHP Karak in early in the morning is to check out the most extensive collection of bikes that are available in Malaysia from premium superbikes like the Yamaha YZF-R1 to custom Harley-Davidson cruisers. The BHP Karak is indeed a magical place for those who are passionate about motorcycles and more. So, let’s “Race the rain, ride the wind and chase the sunset.”