Three experienced off-road riders (Pete, Nick & Kev) formed Leisure Trail in 1995, when they recognized what a superb trail bike Honda CRM 250 was and it was not available in the UK. They imported only the best quality CRMís from Japan and also created a large spares and accessories facility expressly to support the CRM. To complement the CRM and to broaden the business other bikes were added to the range sold, but only after the build quality and reliability had been checked thoroughly. Some of these are the DRZ 400, XR250/400 and the Beta Alp.

With the end of production of Honda CRM 250 we needed a Bike that could replace the CRM in terms of build quality, reliability and style. This was found in KTMís 200EGS model.