Triumph Tina Gallery
The Triumph Tina was a small and low
performance 2 stroke scooter of around 100 cc
with automatic clutch, and a handlebar carry basket
for bringing the groceries back from a shopping trip.
In the 1960's, despite internal opposition from those
who felt it would dilute the macho image of the brand,
Triumph produced two machines to tap into a strong
demand that had been identified by Market Research
for a simple and easy to ride shopping basket vehicle.
An extensive marketing campaign was carried out, fronted
by a pop star of the era, Cliff Richard, but despite
this the 'Triumph Tina' sold in small numbers, and
the similar Tricycle (for those unsure of their ability
to balance) was even worse with only 10 to 15 sales.
These machines had absorbed a large amount of development
and marketing capital and when the expected demand
failed to materialise both were quickly discontinued.
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