TZ750 had more powerful engines available to them they could not use because of traction. Kenny Roberts would go to Daytona with several grade engines in boxes but was unable to use the most powerful ones. Perhaps there is some marketing there. The peakiest engine possible wold not be what you want. Tires became much larger after the big TZ was in it's day.
Kenny had expressed that it was just scary going 180 on a bike with the rear tire at it's limit. That's just not fooling around territory.
Dave, I was going to say the same thing but realized I was probably confusing their speed and power.
With a power band that wide it was relative easy to control on a road course like Pocono for a GP bike.
Pocono has pretty shallow banked turns, not like your typical stock car tracks or Daytona. Not at all. High speed and big power to the back wheel would really have your attention - big time. So not so sure you can really say "relative ease", I know it's tempting - but it's a very challenging place. I didn't know they ran those bikes there actually. Even my Formula Ford with it's raging 106 ponies on 10 inch slicks is scary there. A member of my local club hit the wall at the exit of the oval and died...
FastG, thanks for the info - you have some nice stuff. Pardon our ignorance and thanks for your comments. I know it's really not our thing but would love to hear a little more and maybe a picture or two from the event you went to. We do have some racers here. Did you ride in the event?