Ever since MotoGP shifted to four stroke engines, the story of Suzuki has been one of decline.  The manufacturer last won a premier class title with Kenny Roberts Jr in the 500cc category and has since then secured a solitary victory in the hands of Chris Vermeulen in a wet race.  Otherwise there were only a few brilliant performances by John Hopkins but those never even converted to podiums.  Following Kawasaki’s withdrawal from the MotoGP series it looks like Suzuki too will be out.  Unlike Kawasaki, Suzuki has maintained a stoic silence about its future plans.  Will it quit race in MotoGP and if it will with what bike?  The existing 800cc?  Or will it just pull the plug.  What about its intentions in World Superbikes?  Will race there?  Will it chose one category over the other or race in both or quit both?  Lots of questions and silence doesn’t answer any of those.  It is hoped that Suzuki will have some answer at Philip Island.