My DL1000 stranded me twice. I've never had any BMW of any year strand me. Admittedly, I never owned a BMW >2001 but still the statement that the DL is more reliable than a BMW isn't, IMO, supported by the facts.
Also is the only reason you ride to get from A to B? Why bother on a bike you say is souless? Why not take the train or a truck? Even if you could prove to me that Bike A is less reliable than boring bike B, I'd rather take bike A and accept the risk of trouble. I mean, this is a sport, not a trudge.