Some years ago at the Spokane BMWMOA rally, I listened to an old Airhead sage from Henderson, NV, respond as to whether his Beemer would do alright on a trip to Death Valley in August, and what special preparations he should make for the bike for the heat.
He said the bike required no special preparations, as it will be OK, but then he added, "But you, you're going to die."
I have been caught in Portland freeway stop & go during a heatwave, and my R100GSPD never stumbled nor missed a beat. I felt like I was gonna die, though.
Tom in Salem
I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful. --Oscar Wilde