17. An internal combustion engine with cylinders and with a crank drive comprising a crankshaft having an axis, the engine
a crankcase in which the crankshaft is mounted, said crankcase having a crankshaft throw for each cylinder, said throws being
arranged spaced apart along the crankshaft axis; and
a compensation weight extending from a periphery of one or more of said crankshaft throws and being arranged on the crankshaft,
said weight having an outward-facing side that has an arcuate form, said outward-facing side runs in the peripheral direction
and has a constant distance from a reference axis that is parallel to the crankshaft axis and spaced by a distance ?.